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Bert on the Street 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m24s
Language: english
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Bert on the Street 1



Summary:

Street photography can be performed actively or passively. Bert recommends to keep a low profile for beginners to capture authentic situations.

He reveals 3 tricks to not stand out as a photographer. Mind your behaviour and consider your options in technology that is actually available to everyone.

street photography benefits from lots of practice and the occasional lucky moment. Sooner or later decisive moments will find their way onto your sensor.

Bert on the Street 1

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m25s
Language: english
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Bert on the Street 2



Summary:

Bert Stephani introduces you to the magic of street photography. Despite being an experienced photographer, being out on the street is always an exciting experience.

The appeal is to observe situations that you cannot direct. It takes a fair amount of luck to capture strangers in special constellations.

Bert recommends how to behave in the street to not draw attention to yourself. There's also gear especially suitable for street photography, while other is better left at home. He also shares advice on how to approach strangers.

Larry Towell

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m26s
Language: english
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Larry Towell is a photographer and also operates as a musician and storyteller. He lives with his family on a farm in Canada. He was the first Canadian member of Magnum. Since the mid-80s photography is his source of livelihood.
 
Through the for him very impressive time as a volunteer helper in India in the mid-70s his work is characterized by the gap between rich and poor. Main subject in almost all works are the "landless people" which means the rural population without land.
 
Towells first projects in which this motif already took place originated in Central America and dealt among others with the Counterrevolutionaries in Nicaragua, the civil War in El Salvador and the "Disappeared" in Guatemala. He later documented the Mennonites in Mexico and even his own family in Canada.
 
After he was a strong defender of the black and white film his recent works have given way to the changing times. In those younger works there are color photos als well as multimedia influences such as video or music.

Bruce Gilden

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m30s
Language: english
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In this FotoTV. interview Bruce Gilden from New York presents his photographic work. Gilden is a photojournalist and paticularly known for his work on the New Yorkers.
 
In 1969 he made the first photo that was - in his eyes - credible. It happened on the beach at Coney Island where many famous photographers made great pictures.
 
There he created his first big photo report that dealt with the visitors of the beach. He chose those people who didn't fit into societies norms, for example because of their physique.
 
The claim to find people that stand out from the mainstream runs through several decades of his work.

Susan Meiselas

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m54s
Language: english
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American Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas guides through her exhibition "Carrying the Past, Forward".
 
Meiselas is known for her visual storytelling in documentary style. Her photographs are often mixed with other media, for example interviews or handmade books. She has received numerous awards for her artistic work.
 
"Carrying the Past, Forward" deals with the issue of migration in the 70s, 80s and 90s. In her major works "Crossings" and "Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History", which are combined in the exhibition, Meiselas inspects the movement of refugees in Central America and the Middle East. She illuminates the individual lives of those who had to leave their homes and lost their loved ones due to political circumstances.
 
In the face of today's current affairs Susan's works are as topical as ever. They happened in other places and by different causes, but the needs of the people are exactly the same.

Raghu Rai

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m41s
Language: english
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Photographer Raghu Rai from India originally worked for the Government as a civil engineer. In 1965 he decided to follow the example of his elder brother and step into photography.
 
One year later his career began when he worked with Indian magazine "The Statesman". In 1984 Rai attained special recognition for his photos of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
 
In our FotoTV. Interview he talks about his attitude to photography and photojournalism that determined his commercial career. He also talks about his personal projects in which the workaday life takes a high priority. And of course the interview is about his home India, to which he has devoted 50 years of photography.

Pictures without Words

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m00s
Language: english
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Roger Ballen

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American photographer Roger Ballen was born in 1950. Since the 1970s he lives in South Africa.
 
After our first interview with him, he now tells us about the evolution of his art.
 
Ballen has started to transfer his distinctive aesthetics into other media. He is attracted by sculptures and installations, and he has found to YouTube. He produced several films, such as the 2012 music video "I Fink U Freeky" (from Die Antwoord), which was clicked millions of times, or the short film "Asylum of the Birds" from 2014. Via Youtube Ballen opens up a whole new audience to his aesthetics on pure photography.
 
It is this aesthetic that fills the main part of the interview: Ballen tells how he personally experiences his imagery and in what way it intensifies in modern times of his work. For him it is a world of "pictures without words".

Malick Sidibé

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m14s
Language: french with english subtitles
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Summary:

Malick Sidibé is an African example of contemporary photography. He documented people of Mali and created a lasting image of his homeland.

Born before the age of digital photography, he represents the analogue process with strong conviction. He describes his sleepless work routine, as people queued up outside his photostudio.

See why Sidibé cherished his work and sees photography as the ultimate medium.

Architecture Workflow

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Runtime - length of the film: 21m54s
Language: english
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In general an architecture workflow is different from a seascapes workflow. It is far more time expensive and cumbersome than a seascape workflow. Have a look at how Joel creates his minimalistic architectural images that stand out from the rest and have been imitated many times in terms of style and look and feel by others.

Tod Papageorge

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m33s
Language: english
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Lucien Clergue

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In the early 1960s Tod Papageorge began to photograph. Throughout that decade he significantly shaped the street photography in New York and collaborated with Garry Winogrand, Joel Meyerowitz and John Szarkowski. 1970 and 1977 he got Guggenheim Fellowships in order to devote himself entirely to his photographic work. Since 1979 he has been professor at Yale University, where he directs the course of studies for graduates in photography.

In our FotoTV. interview speaks about his beginnings as photographer and how an exhibition of the artist Brassaï lead him from 35mm to middle format photography. Papageorge talks about his series Central Park and Studio 54 und shows some pictures of his recent work.

Several times in the video he uses the phrase "clear picture": For him clearness is the most important aspect in photography.