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马格南:马丁叔叔做总裁

马格南图片社第六十七届全体成员高峰论坛已圆满结束,会议达成多项共识,其中之一是——马丁帕尔被成员们投票选举为帮会总裁。在新闻稿里,你可以找到这个词儿——全体一致同意。

如若Philip Jones Griffiths在世,这事情绝对不会发生,事实上,这位越战记录者2008年离世的时候,马丁帕尔也没有参加他的葬礼。

在马格南1994年的年会上,Philip Jones Griffiths写了一封言辞激烈的信,强烈反对帕尔成为M社正式成员,他在信里提出:“我尊敬帕尔,但他是个敌人,颠覆了我所信仰的一切,而这也是马格南的信仰。”

尽管马丁帕尔仍然以一票优势获得三分之二成员的支持,但Philip却仍然拒绝同他讲话。Philip所指的“信仰”,就是马格南的关心人的传统,他受不了帕尔的“阴阳怪气”。

七年前,在马格南庆祝其成立六十周年的宴会上,马丁帕尔竟然被指派为现场活动摄影师——他说这是自己的第一次,也是最后一次。帕尔的好盆友Gerry Badger用反讽的语气说:“我的天,假如马格南要想找个人拍活动,干嘛一定要是帕尔。为什么不找一个更可爱的‘关心人的摄影师’(concerned photograher)比如Philip Jones Griffiths 和Ian Berry, 他们会拍出你的尊严和人性,让你看上去显得更好,而不是帕尔那总是批评和嘲讽的腔调。不过,幸好没有请来Bruce Gilden,这是不幸中的万幸。”

“环形闪光灯”,“消费世界的颜色”,“中产阶级”,“有钱人”,这些关键词让马丁帕尔和他的同僚们必定格格不入,有人将马丁帕尔形容为外星人,他则曾有这样的回答:那你们千万别把使者给杀了。

这位外星使者现已成为当代年轻摄影师的偶像,大叔的酸辣口味就是当下社会的味道。现实越来越复杂,世界不再只有黑与白。

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马格南2014年年会全体合影。

马丁帕尔作为新任总裁的首次发言很官方,里面提到,马格南之前的执行经理Giorgio Psacharopulo 将离任,继任者是David Kogan。帕尔认为:“这是马格南一个激动人心的时刻。我们的成员继续得到壮大和巩固,大家各有才能,来自多元的摄影和文化背景。我们已经发起了多个活动,更进一步地参与到数字世界和社交媒体之中,并与此同时仍然坚守我们自己的阵地。”

马丁帕尔说马格南将要开启一个历史新篇章,我的眼前则闪现出了:憨豆,怪味豆,以及五颜六色的m&m豆的样子。

 

 

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  1. 眼看着他们相遇了,眼看着他们杠上了了,眼看着他们都老了,眼看着他们。。。终于相爱了。

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  2. 要維持圖片社開銷大不易; 所以他們需要有人可以協助至少維持這龐大開銷。 所以哪天開始有MAGNUM PX3 這樣光辦不知名的網路比賽來達成賺錢養活圖片社也不用太驚訝。因為輕鬆賺錢比拿著生命上戰場會輕鬆多了!! [:^^3:] PJG: I have known Marin Parr for almost 20 years and during that time I have observed his career with interest. He is an unusual photographer in the sense that he has always shunned the values that Magnum was built on. Not for him any of our concerned ‘finger on the pulse of society’ humanistic photography. He preached against us and was bold enough to deride us in print while his career as an ‘art’ photographer mushroomed…When he applied for associate membership I pointed out that our acceptance of him into Magnum would be more than simply taking on another photographer. It would be the embracing of a sworn enemy whose meteoric rise in Magnum was closely linked with the moral climate of Thatcher’s rule. His penchant for kicking the victims of Tory violence cause me to describe his pictures as ‘fascistic’ … Today he wants to be a member. The vote will be a declaration of who we are and a statement of how we see ourselves. His membership would not be a proclamation of diversity but the rejection of those values that have given Magnum the status it has in the world today. Please don’t dismiss what I am saying as some kind of personality clash. Let me state that I have great respect for him as the dedicated enemy of everything I believe in and, I trust, what Magnum still believes in.

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  3. 哎,不容易呢。马格南最近找的职业经理人一直都不太给力,刚刚离任的那个就很差劲儿。

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