Auckland Festival of Photography presents this Magnum exhibition, direct from Paris, as part of a cultural exchange between countries hosting FIFA soccer tournaments.
Magnum is one of world's largest and most respected photographic organisations and they were a pivotal part of Offside Brazil project produced with the support of Save the Dream, Instituto Moreira Salles and ESPN.
The project was shot over 5 weeks in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup by 4 Magnum photographers who worked with local Brazilian photographers and collectives. The resulting collection of work is a tribute to the country of Brazil and Brazilian Society in it's response to hosting the FIFA World Cup. "Offside Brazil is Brazil outside of the games, outside of the stadiums when the biggest football event in the world happened in the most football crazy place on the globe, where futbol touches everyone".
Two videos will be screened during the exhibition - one is an Offside Brazil project video (7' 36" duration) featuring all the photographers involved, both Brazilian collectives and Magnum photographers and the other is a solo short film (8'36" duration) produced by Jonas Bendiksen.
In conjunction with the Festival and for the first time in New Zealand, the world famous photo agency Magnum will be holding Workshops at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design from 28 May to 1 June.
Directed by the renowned Magnum photographers Thomas Dworzak (Ger), and Chien-Chi Chang (Taiwan), they will offer a unique intensive photography experience in Auckland through a daily program of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring and editing sessions.
Thanks to Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design for their support of these exclusive New Zealand workshops. More info can be found at www.magnumphotos.com/events.