Magnum Photographer, Olivia Arthur, has shot all over the world from Italy to India. Born in London in 1980, Olivia grew up the the UK and studied photojournalism at the London College of Printing.
Olivia moved to Delhi in 2003, where she established a career in photography. She stayed in India for two and a half years, where she pursued her passion.
SAUDI ARABIA. Jeddah. Students at Effat Women’s University. 2009
Courtesy Magnum Photography
In an interview with IdeasTap, Olivia said, “The best thin for me was getting out of London.” Going to India opened up opportunities Olivia would not have found in London. Her journey through India focused on different stories from the lives of young women. Her photography showcases the role of women and the differences between eastern and western cultures.
In an interview with IdeasTap, Olivia said, “One of the things I really enjoy about photography…you set out with ‘this what I’m going go and look for’ and actually in the end you get something often very different…”
Olivia has been recognized by the Inge Morath Award, the National Media Museum and OjodePeze-PhotoEspana Award for Human Values.
Olivia was recruited by Magnum Photos, an international photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members from around the world.
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The Magnum Photos library is a living archive updated daily with new work from across the globe. The library houses all the work produced by Magnum photographers and some special collections by non-members. There are approximately one million photographs in both print and transparency in the physical library, with over 500,000 images available online.