Magnum Photos is a photographic cooperative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities.
'Stigma under the lens' photographers:
Four Magnum photographers, Peter van Agtmael, Olivia Arthur, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Patrick Zachmann, travelled to Kenya, Bolivia, Tajikistan, India, and the UK to record powerful testimonies that tell of discrimination by friends, family and society at large.
Peter van Agtmael
Peter van Agtmael was born in Washington DC. He studied history at Yale, graduating with honours in 2003. In 2005, he covered the Asian Tsunami, then relocated to Johannesburg, South Africa and photographed the AIDS epidemic. In 2006, he travelled to Iraq twice, spending nearly half the year on embeds. Peter became a Magnum nominee in 2008.
Olivia Arthur was born in London and grew up in the UK. In 2003 she moved to Delhi to work as a freelance photographer covering assignments around the Indian subcontinent. In 2006 she was invited for a one-year residency with Fabrica in Italy. Arthur became a Magnum nominee in 2008.
Alessandra Sanguinetti was born in New York, 1968, brought up in Argentina from 1970 until 2003, and is currently based in New York. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and a Hasselblad Foundation grant. Her book On the Sixth Day was published by Nazraeli Press in January 2006. She has photographed for LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and New York Magazine.
A freelance photographer since 1976 and member of Magnum Photos since 1990, Patrick Zachmann has dedicated himself to long-term projects that bring to light the complexity of the identity and culture of the communities he investigates. He is fascinated by the themes of immigration and cultural and social fragmentation, and most of his photographic and film work relates to these issues.
Find out more:
Christian Aid's work on HIV and health
Kenya: delivering healthcare to remote communities
Jamaica: HIV stigma in church
Sudan: faith leaders and HIV