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.” (+)
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’. (+)
Tim Hetherington remembered in film, News Report
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)
#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
Sofa Surfers - Trains Of Thoughts (unpublished, 2012)
This is a music video produced with material of the wonderful film “Trains Of Thoughts” - a documentary about subway systems worldwide (produced by my friend Timo Novotny with great new tracks by the Sofa Surfers).
You might ask yourself who the photographer in the first scenes is. And maybe you wonder what exactly my relation with that project is. Thoughts like that keep the mind busy and going, so keep on wondering…
Director: Timo Novotny / inLoops.com
Editor: Gerald Schober
Original Filmexcerpt (Poet) edited and composed by: Jakob Barth
Camera: Timo Novotny, Jakob Barth, Enzo Brandner, Simone Laimer, Katica De Pascale
Colors: Seven Film- & Postproduction
Music: Sofa Surfers
Starring: The Guy With The Shoés & The Unknown Poet
Producer: Ulrich Gehmacher / Orbrock
More posts about my Trains Of Thoughts experience here.
“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.
‘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! And by the way:
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
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.
Vivian Maier’s photos were seemingly destined for obscurity, lost among the clutter of the countless objects she’d collected throughout her life. Instead these images have shook the world of street photography and irrevocably changed the life of the man who brought them to the public eye.
This film brings to life the interesting turns and travails of the improbable saga of John Maloof’s discovery of Vivian Maier, unraveling this mysterious tale through her documentary films, photographs, odd collections and personal accounts from the people that knew Vivian. (+)
A photographer, a picture, a storyline - pilot episode of the new series “Instants of Cinema by the Magnum photographers”
Very interesting, and also funny - I love his humor.
The Legendary Photographer Plunges Into the Dark Corners and Bright Lights of Hong Kong:
Acclaimed Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama’s sensual approach to the urban landscape is revealed in this edifying short by the Hong Kong-based filmmaker Ringo Tang.
His high-contrast, distorted imagery and raw-verging-on-sordid content has influenced the work of countless photographers. Tang’s relationship to the master of harsh street photography is especially poetic:
“The Moriyama black has always fascinated me,” the director writes in homage. “A thick slash of heavy black, so overwhelming.”
Filmed while Moriyama was in Hong Kong for his first ever solo exhibition there, the short splices examples of his oeuvre with footage of the artist himself, whose short sentences are layered over the industrial beat of the city. The result taps into Moriyama’s engaged, multi-sensory experience of the metropolis, which he investigates using not only sight, but also smell and sound.
Observations such as “The past cannot be captured by the present, the present can only be captured in the moment” crystallize what Moriyama refers to as “the mighty power” of photography. (+)
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