Month: July 2014

FILM: Duffy ‘The Man Who Shot The Sixties’, 2009

The Man Who Shot The Sixties was created by his son Chris as a tribute to Brian Duffy, who passed away in May 2010. Duffy 1955 began freelancing as a fashion artist for Harper’s Bazaar. It was here that he first came into contact with photography. Inspired by the photographic contact sheets he saw passing through the art director’s desk ...

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ARCHIVE VIDEO: Horst P. Horst Interview, 1981

Horst is best known for his fashion images and portraits, but he was also an accomplished for interior’s and still -life photographer. His work frequently reflected his interest in surrealism and his focus on the the ancient Greek ideal of physical beauty. His method of work typically entailed careful preparation, but his instructions to models are remembered as being brief and to the ...

ARCHIVE VIDEO: Andre Kertesz, 1983

In 1983 the BBC aired a series titled Master Photographers in which some of the greatest names in photography were interviewed including Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. In this episode Andre Kertesz speaks about his work and life. André Kertész born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of ...

ARCHIVE VIDEO: Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank, 2005

  Gerald Fox’s 2005 documentary Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank, features the legendary American photographer and filmmaker looking back on his life and photographic travels. It was commissioned by the BBC as part of the South Bank Show Series presented by Melvyn Bragg. Frank is the photographer who created The Americans, a look at ...

REVIEW: Unedited History: Iran 1960-2014, Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris

This exhibition focuses on painting, photography and cinema, as well as key aspects of Iran’s modern visual culture: posters and documentary material” – that’s a hell of a wide focus. It also covers “the years 1960–1970, the revolutionary era of 1979, the Iran-Iraq war (1980–1988) and the postwar period up until today.” All of which ...

VIDEO: Niall McDiarmid ‘Crossing Paths’

In early 2011, photographer Niall McDiarmid began the Crossing Paths project, taking portraits of people he met as he travelled across Britain. In the three years since,he has photographed more than 800 people, travelled over 50,000 miles and stopped at more than 120 towns right across England, Scotland and Wales. After a temporary break he is back on ...

ARCHIVE VIDEO: Ansell Adams ‘The Photographer’ Narrated by Beaumont Newhall, 1958

This film made in 1958 came at the end of a particularly productive decade for Adams. In 1952 he was one of the founders of Aperture magazine. He was also a contributor to Arizona Highways, a photo-rich travel magazine and his article for the title on Mission San Xavier del Bac, with text by longtime friend Nancy Newhall, had been enlarged into a book ...

ARCHIVE VIDEO: Don McCullin, ‘Redundant Warrior’, 1992

This television documentary was made for the UK based ITV network in 1991. Don McCullin – Redundant Warrior focus’s on McCullin’s work, his reflections upon that work, the effect his career has had upon his life and state of well-being and how he has learned to cope with what he has witnessed and how he and why he turned his ...

FILM: David Bailey on Cecil Beaton, 1971

Photographer David Bailey was an early migrant from the still to moving image as this short film made for UK television in 1971 demonstrates. This film is not only a meeting of photographic generations it also acts as a time capsule of the London scene at the time featuring models Penelope Tree, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, artist David ...

FILM: William Klein ‘Broadway by Light’ 1958

William Klein’s first film is a study of a night in the life of New York’s iconic Broadway. It focuses on the interaction of lights and shadows, colours, shapes and forms as the camera jumps between the flashing bulbs and neon signs of Times Square’s iconic advertising and the silhouettes of men at work on theatre marquees, as they ...

ARCHIVE VIDEO: Photographer Raymond Moore ‘Every So Often’

Raymond Moore (1920 – 1987) was an important post-war English art photographer. Born in Wallasey, then part of Cheshire, he served in the RAF and then trained as a painter at the Royal College of Art. After graduating, he was asked to set up a photography department at Watford College. Moore became interested in photography at a time when photography was still viewed in Britain as ...

Les Rencontres d’Arles 2014: iPhone Visual Diary by Alicia Bruce

The Rencontres d’Arles (formerly known as the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles) is a summer photography festival founded in 1970 by Arles photographer Lucien Clergue, author Michel Tournier and historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette. The Rencontres d’Arles’ policy of programming almost exclusively new work has earned it a world-wide reputation. In 2013, there were 96000 visitors to ...

AUDIO: A Conversation with the Makers of the Interactive Documentary ‘Hollow’

Hollow is an interactive documentary that merges cinematic techniques with web-based storytelling to encourage a dialogue about the issues that small-town America faces. The project examines the lives of 30 individuals living in McDowell County, W.Va., an area that is representative of many boom-and-bust areas across the country. McDowell County has lost almost 80 percent ...

Launch: Long Awaited Monograph From Photographer David Eustace

Over the last few months I have been working with photographer and filmmaker David Eustace on editing his twenty-five year archive of work to create his long awaited first monograph. The book titled I Write To Tell You Of a Baby Boy Born Yesterday… is now available on pre-order.  Scots born David Eustace worked on minesweepers and ...