EVERYBODY STREET

“Everybody Street” illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.

Covering nine decades of street photography, Everybody Street explores the careers and influences of many notable photographers––a number of whom have never been documented, featuring: Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Clayton Patterson, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, and Boogie, with historians Max Kozloff and Luc Sante.

Find some of the photos featured in the documentary here and here.

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EIKOH HOSOE: PHOTOGRAPHER

Eikoh Hosoe, a leading figure in modern Japanese photography came to the Art Gallery of NSW to launch the exhibition ‘Eikoh Hosoe: theatre of memory’. In this video he discusses his work and inspirations.

Eikoh Hosoe was born in Yonezawa, Yamagata in 1933 and graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1951. He exhibited in his first solo show in 1956 and has since established himself as an internationally acclaimed photographer. Hosoe’s figures have a Surrealist quality that is startlingly intimate, yet also render the flesh abstract and strange. (+)

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WAYNE MILLER: THE WORLD IS YOUNG

From the horrors of war to the complexities of childhood, Wayne Miller has captured intimate moments of life on film for over 50 years.

To photograph mankind and explain man to man — that was how legendary photographer Wayne Miller described his decades-long drive to document the myriad subjects gracing his work. Miller passed away Wednesday at the age of 94 at his home in California. Read an obituary on him on TIME LightBox.

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JR: INSIDE OUT - THE PEOPLE’S ART PROJECT

This fascinating documentary tracks the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project, the wildly popular “Inside Out.” Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought possible. In capturing the process, Alastair Siddons creates a glowing testament to the power of the image and the role that art can play in transforming lives.

More info here: insideoutproject.net  |  worldinsideout.tumblr.com

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DOROTHEA LANGE: A VISUAL LIFE

Excerpts from the film, Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life. The film was produced and directed by Meg Partridge (1994) and is an engaging and penetrating look at a life devoted to photography, profiling the life and work of an artist who recorded some of the most evocative photographic images of the 20th century. Dorothea Lange’s artistic achievements and untiring investigations into the diversity of American life and culture are presented through interviews with her sons and assistants.

"The good photograph is not the object, the consequences of the photograph are the objects. So that no one would say, how did you do it, where did you find it, but they would say that such things could be." (+)

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JOHN GOTO: LOVERS ROCK

Portfolio of intimate portraits created in Lewisham, South London in 1977. At the time, John Goto taught evening classes in photography and film for two years at Lewisham Youth Centre, where these portraits were made: the unselfconscious engagement of the subjects in front of the camera can be, in part, explained by their familiarity with the photographer, who was not much older than the sitters.

The series is entitled ‘Lovers Rock’ after a musical sub-genre that grew out of the South London reggae scene in the mid-1970s. In 1975, the singer Louisa Mark cut the first Lovers Rock hit with ‘Caught You in a Lie’. (+)

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TIM HETHERINGTON REMEMBERED IN FILM

On April 20, 2011, photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed by mortar shells fired by Libyan forces while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war. May his soul rest in peace.

Two years after his death, Tim Hetherington is the subject of a new HBO documentary, Which Way is the Frontline From Here?, which sheds light on his motivations as a photojournalist and filmmaker, and his untimely death.

“I don’t really care about photography. I’m interested in engaging people with ideas and views of the world,” Tim Hetherington once said. This sentence has defined the journalist’s career and is now the focus of Which Way is the Frontline From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington, an HBO documentary directed by Sebastian Junger. (read more on BJP and TIME)

IMAGE INFO:
#1: © Tim Hetherington, Jun 25, 2003, A member of the Anti-Aircraft Brigade exchanges a brief, tender word with his girlfriend during heavy fighting in Monrovia, Liberia
#2:
© Eddy Risch, 2008, Portrait of Tim Hetherington

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SAUL LEITER: IN NO GREAT HURRY - 13 LESSONS IN LIFE

"I believe there is such a thing as a search for beauty."

Saul Leiter could have been lauded as the great the pioneer of colour photography, but was never driven by the lure of success. Instead he preferred to drink coffee and photograph in his own way, amassing an archive of beautiful work that is now piled high in his New York apartment.

An intimate and personal film, 'In No Great Hurry' (by Thomas Leach) follows Saul as he deals with the triple burden of clearing an apartment full of memories, becoming world famous in his 80’s and fending off a pesky filmmaker.

More info: Official website  |  Twitter

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JR: WOMEN ARE HEROES

Women Are Heroes' is a project with many images and little words. JR’s intention is to highlight the dignity of women who occupy crucial roles in societies, and find themselves victims of wartime, street crime, sexual assault, and religious and political extremism. This project takes place in Africa, Brazil, India and Cambodia.

If you haven’t seen the documentary: watch it, it’s wonderful! I watched it with a great woman who didn’t let me down when nobody had time to watch it with me - thanks Joana!

STEVE McCURRY INTERVIEWED BY THE SARTORIALIST

The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman, sits down with photographer Steve McCurry to talk with him about his work, his influences and more.

This is part one of a five part series.

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