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Olivia Arthur
British, b.1980 (Member)
Featured Essays
Sep 10, 2019
Lorraine Field wasn’t unhappy with her desk job at a British telecoms company, but she wasn’t thrilled either. What did get her excited? Volcanoes!

Field went back to school in her 40’s and got a PhD in Geology. "Studying volcanoes has completely changed my life. I've got a better understanding of the Earth that we live on for a start, she said. I can't wait to get up in the morning and come in to... More...
Featured Essays
Aug 21, 2018
On August 14, 2018 Ilhan Omar won the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary for the US House of Representatives. If elected in November, Omar would become the first Somali-American and one of the first Muslim women in Congress.

Minnesota is home to the America's largest Somali community. Despite the recent anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric, female community leaders have found ways... More...
Featured Essays
Mar 27, 2018
"This work is a tribute to the important project made by David Seymour across Europe after World War II called ‘Children of Europe’. My aim is to reflect on the contemporary issues affecting children in Europe, through the prism of what is happening in the UK.

Earlier this year I began making work in London, close to where I live, that looked at the traces of immigrant communities from the past and... More...
Mar 1, 2018
Develop your photographic practice with one of two visiting Magnum photographers

For the first time in over five years, Magnum Photos is proud to announce an exclusive workshop in Australia. Offered in partnership with the Australian Centre of Photography in Sydney, Magnum photographers Olivia Arthur and Bieke Depoorter will guide a group of participants through a 5-day programme focused on developing... More...
Oct 13, 2017
Magnum photographers Olivia Arthur and Martin Parr have been commissioned by Hull UK City of Culture to create their own, unique portrait of the evolving city.

Martin Parr has explored the rich culinary culture of Hull and Olivia Arthur, the creativity of the young people of the city. Collectively, these two series of work, on display for the first time in the exhibition Hull, Portrait of a City,... More...