Magnum Photos appoints new full members

Photographers Peter van Agtmael and Olivia Arthur have been promoted to full-member status, Magnum Photos has confirmed. Both Van Agtmael and Arthur joined Magnum in 2008 as a nominee and became an associate member in 2011.


London-born Arthur co-founded Fishbar, a space for photography in London, in 2010, and published her first book Jeddah Diary two years later.

Van Agtmael received the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, which recognises “a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.”