The Many Lives of William Kline Very entertaining and inspirational film about William Kline, one of the most influential & colorful photographers of our time. From his 50's street snaps to his groundbreaking fashion photography for 60's Vogue to his satirical film on the fashion world (Polly Magoo) to his exclusive documentary about Muhammad Ali, Kline's career has been quite unlike any other. (That was quite a long sentence, wasn't it?).
The World According to Martin Parr Martin Parr is the Magnum photographer that caused more controversy getting into the elitist Order of the Oversized Champagne Bottle (this is no joke, that is indeed what party captain Capa named it for) than any other member. Why? For being disgustingly mundane! But therein lies his genius...
Robert Capa on 1947 Radio Broadcast In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Robert Capa's birth, ICP shares a recent discovery of a long lost radio interview. "Bob Capa Tells of Photographic Experiences Abroad" was broadcast on October 20, 1947 on the morning show "Hi! Jinx." The interview was part of a promotional campaign for Slightly Out of Focus, Capa's autobiographical novel chronicling his adventures during World War II. He takes the critics on in good stride, but you sense the sting. (The same brief set of Capa images is looped throughout, so you may want to listen only at some point. With so many images he made, this is quite annoying).
Sebastiao Salgado - The Photographer as Activist Fred Ritchen really nails the opening segment about the Salgado controversy concerning his powerful 1984 book Sahel, and its shameful, unpublished absence from the American scene until 2004. Far from merely a history lesson, this conspiracy of publisher cowardice is just as much a concern for documentary photographers today, and probably more so. It seems a consumerist worldview just cannot be bothered with unsettling realities outside their bubbles of 'blissful' ignorance, and print publishers rarely have the courage to chance popping them. Beyond Fred, if you can follow Sebastio's English, then more power to you! Unsung but nevertheless great documentary photographer, Ken Light, hosts the event at UC Berkeley. A much more profound film with Salgado can be found on the top of Page 1, Films on Photography. A great companion piece to anything Salgado is right here - Salgado's Genesis - An Evolution(in brief).
Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank On the "eve" of his Tate retrospective, the elusive, interview hating Robert Frank finally agrees to doing director Gerald Fox's documentary. It features intimate interviews with the great photographer, his work and his tragic family past. Fox follows Frank around New York juxtaposing his images from the past to the much changed present. The film includes clips from some of his films, including Pull My Daisy, (narrated in classic Beat style by friend Jack Kerouac), Me and My Brother, and the failed Rolling Stones documentary, Cocksucker Blues. Mick Jagger will never forgive him! (Anybody Got Link to this?).
Richard Avedon - Darkness & Light A brilliant full length documentary with one of the most controversial & iconic artist-photographers of our time. From the PBS American Masters series.
Duffy - The Man Who Shot the 60's A sharp film about the irascible character and top 60's fashion photographer, who up & burned all his negatives in his front yard one day, and vanished from the scene for 40 years! Until now.
"Duffy, together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan is recognized as one of the innovators of "documentary" fashion photography, a style which revolutionized fashion imagery and furthermore the fashion industry. So influential were their images that in 1962 the Sunday Times dubbed Duffy, Bailey & Donovan the "Terrible Trio" and Norman Parkinson further added to their notoriety by naming them "The Black Trinity". Together they dominated the London photographic scene, constantly pushing each other to new heights. Even socially they would spend many hours together talking, living and breathing photography." -- Courtesy Chris Duffy http://www.duffyphotographer.com/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesig...
Eye Candy - The Crazy World of David LaChapelle "If you want reality, take the bus." - David La Chapelle No matter what you may think of David's work -- creative, beautiful, surreal, bizarre, disgusting, groundbreaking -- you cannot deny his talent, passion and dedication. An intriguing view into the world of an utterly unique, sharp edged fashion photographer. (There is some Swedish spoken in places, along with the subtitles, but they really don't get in the way).
Ed Kashi - Photojournalism VII and Nat Geo photographer Ed Kashi's insights on his style and approach - Candid Intimacy. One of the best of the Marc Silber series. (Continues in video below).
Continues where the above interview with Ed Kashi leaves off, focusing on light.
Ed Kashi - "Photojournalisms" A National Geographic presentation of an Ed Kashi presentation about his 7th book.Great photos illustrate this introspection on family, self and life on the road as a working photojournalist.
Art of the Photographer - Michael Yamashita Rather a lame TV hosted production featuring a great Nat Geo photographer who comes off as slightly full of himself. Nevertheless, we know Mike is a nice guy in real life and since the video is here on this page, it's def worth watching. Centers on Michael Yamashita's his very impressive "Marco Polo" project.