Eleanor Macnair – Magnum Photos

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Eleanor Macnair

Eleanor Macnair is an artist and founder of the ever-popular and much-lauded project, Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh. Celebrated by the New York Times, Macnair re-creates photographic icons in play-doh, and publishes the results on her very popular blog: https://photographsrenderedinplaydoh.tumblr.com/.

A book of the project was published in October 2014. Macnair was first exhibited at Atlas Gallery, London in October 2015 followed by exhibitions at Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs, Germany and Kopeikin Gallery, US in Spring 2016. A series of new works drawn from the gallery’s collection will open at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 15 May – August 2017.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos, Macnair has recreated 10 photographs from the agency’s history in Play-Doh. Celebrating both the agency’s heritage and its contemporary artists, works by Elliott Erwitt, Jim Goldberg, Martin Parr, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, Newsha Tavakolian, Thomas Dworzak and Paul Fusco have been re-imagined in vivid Play-Doh colors.