My photograph of a West African dancer waiting to perform at the Liberian Peace Festival, for the organisation International Alert has been selected by the editors to be featured in the Magnum Photography Awards 2016 Competition Gallery. The Competition Gallery is a highly curated group of images selected by the competition’s editors to showcase only the best photos from entrants.
2017 marks a significant year for Magnum as they celebrate 70 years since four pioneering photographers toasted the conception of an independent photo agency. LensCulture and legendary photography agency Magnum Photos are joining forces to mark this landmark anniversary with a series of international events, projects and partnerships, with an emphasis on the agency's digital presence and the photography community at large.
Magnum has served as an important collective of the visionary photographers who captured (and continue to capture) world-famous, iconic images that define and shape our rapidly-changing lives. It is often said that if you picture an iconic image, but can't think who took it or where it can be found, it probably came from Magnum.