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John G. Morris

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Runtime - length of the film: 16m44s
Language: english
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In this interview, taken at the Les Recontres D'Arles photo festival in southern France, photo editor John G. Morris talks about his career and his friend Robert Capa. During the second world war, Morris was photo editor for the New York Times and Life magazine.

John G. Morris impressively describes how he developed the desire to pursue a journalistic career and how the famous war photographer Robert Capa became his companion and best friend.

John G. Morris died at the age of 100 on July 28, 2017 in Paris.

Note: Unfortunately, we could only get the image rights for a single photograph of Robert Capa. Nevertheless, we would not like to keep you from this interesting interview. Numerous works by Robert Capa can be found on the Internet.

Jock Sturges

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m01s
Language: english
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The American Jock Sturges studied perceptual psychology and photography. Today he is known internationally for his recordings on Californian, Spanish and Frenche nudist beaches. His intention lays not in eroticism. He is concerned with the representation of beauty, fragility and especially of "truth" that runs through his entire work as an internal claim.
 
For Sturges a true image arises when the model can be totally herself. Without instructions - and at the beginning also without camera - a situation can be quite natural and produces interesting moments that have to be catched very fast.
 
In our interview the photographer reports on his way to this extraordinary genre. He also introduces his latest book "Fanny", which was published in 2014 by Steidl Verlag. It is named after a young woman that Sturges already photographed as a five years old girl.

Art Wolfe

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Runtime - length of the film: 05m19s
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The culture- and wildlife photographer Art Wolfe was born 1951 in Seattle, USA. He published several books. The latest curated work, "earth is my wittness", was also exhibitet in Iserlohn, where we met him for this interview.

Art Wolfe talks about the love for nature and cultures, which made him become the photographer that he is today. He is not just taking pictures, he sees himself as a man on a mission: To document and to preserve the beauty of this earth.

 

The Art of not Pushing the Button

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m37s
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Frank Horvat explained his quote "Photography is the art of not pushing the button" in this way: "If someone photographs it is constantly a negative decision: Today the weather is too bad, I won't use a tele ... The difficult thing is to do it as little as possible. The mystical answer would be that a certain force is accumulated through this non-shooting photos. This is a bit like tantric sex." (German fotoMagazin 06/2012)
 
This attitude is the result of 50 years of photographic experience. The Italian came to international prominence as photojournalist and fashion photographer. However, he says that he was never a fashion photographer. Horvat was too shy for this business, as he always found it hard to give instructions. The best pictures always happened without instructions.
 
In our interview he tells us about his initial experiences with magazines, his love for trees and his love-hate relationship with New York City to which he has devoted much of his photographic work.

Susan Meiselas

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m54s
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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.

Greg Gorman – The Exhibition

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m34s
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Greg Gorman is a famous American photographer who is mostly known for his photographs of celebrities and nudes.

Greg Gorman kindly agreed to talk about his life and work with FotoTV. What he said can be seen in this video series.

This last part is a tour with Greg Gorman around his exhibition of nudes in Zingst. He talks about the exhibited work and its background.

If you like his work, have a look at the first three parts, where he talks about his early years, his workflow and his most recent projects.

Nick Veasey

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Runtime - length of the film: 9m08s
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For 20 years British photographer Nick Veasey has been into X-ray photography.
 
He was born in 1962 and began his career in the advertising and design industry. Nowadays many international advertising campaigns use his unique artwork.
 
Veasey also collaborates with Photoshop artists to create photo simulations from his X-ray imaging.
 
FotoTV. interviewed him at Fotofever 2013 in Paris. He presents an overview of his artistic work.

Mark Arbeit

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m51s
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Three Boys from Pasadena

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Mark Arbeit is one of the three Boys of Pasadena, he lives in Hawaii. From there he looks back on his previous career as photographer. He learned his artisanry from scratch and he spent most of his time not in Lightroom but in the darkroom. Today Mark Arbeit has chum up with the advantages of digital image editing, and he developed a method of combining digital with analogue work. But in his photographer's heart he stays being an advocate of the darkroom.

In our FotoTV. interview he talks about a project that he wanted to realize before the darkroom would be closed forever: Nude photographe with very big roles of photogram paper. Mark shows us the awesome deliverables of that project and he talks about the production workflow.

Besides he presents his other projects like "Torso" or "Polajunk", where we can take a look at the results of successful combining digital with analogue.

A Pristine Vision III

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Runtime - length of the film: 16m00s
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This last part of our Jim Brandenburg series starts off with infrared photograph. Technical limitations of analogue photography made him appreciate the digital evolution, yet enabling a broad range of photographers to work with infrared.

Since National Geographic demanded new perspectives of familiar subjects, he stuck to this concept for his personal work.

Finally he tries to deal with European cultural history, a subject in progress which may feature another future series.

Printing in the Atelier Lucien Clergue

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Runtime - length of the film: 19m40s
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We go back in time with Katharine Cooper and analogue photography.

Cooper is a laboratory worker at atelier Lucien Clergue in Arles where she produces enlarged copies of the famous french photographer.

She guides through archiving the precious negatives and presents images that demand precise skill to magnify in the darkroom.