Peter Marlow started his career as an international photojournalist. He returned to Britain after working abroad to examine his own experience, and discovered a new visual poetry that enabled him to understand his homeland. Having found this poetry, he took it back on the road; he photographed as much in Japan, the USA and elsewhere in Europe as he did in the UK.
For the Magnum at 70, Series 1 collection Sedition presents a photograph by Peter Marlow as a digital edition. The photograph was taken in 2010 and shows the swimming pool at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London. It was part of a series commissioned by LOCOG, the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games for a national campaign to attract volunteers for the 2012 games. The campaign was photographed in many of the proposed venues for the events, and illustrated the roles the volunteers would play.
The work is included as part of the Magnum at 70 partnership between Magnum Photos and Sedition. The partnership celebrates 70 years of the world renowned photography collective. Collections of iconic photographic and video works by artists represented by Magnum Photos will be released as digital editions on Sedition as part of an international programme throughout 2017.