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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.

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.

Michele Borzoni

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m13s
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Michele Borzoni is an Italian photojournalist. He has been to Nepal, Kashmir and did stories about his homeland.

In 2006 he founded TerraProject to collaborate with photographers. Borzoni covers subjects ranging from social to documentary. He provides insight into strange cultures and past times, for which he travels the world.

A review on his work shows his fascination for the medium.

Rob Hornstra

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m28s
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Rob Hornstra is a dutch photo journalist. He sees himself more as a storyteller than a photographer. During his studies at the art academy, he found out that photography itself was very easy. But not every photographer can also tell a story. As a journalist who wants to reach a wide public, he soon realised that a good concept is necessary to tell good stories.

Hornstra is well known for is Sochi project, which is the main topic of this interview.

Jimmy Nelson

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Runtime - length of the film: 15m24s
Language: english
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Caused by wrong medication, Jimmy Nelson lost all of his hair when he was in his teen years. As a consequence thereof, he developed a strong sensibility for people´s appearence.

On a trip to tibet he made his first serious photographs. After returning home, he came up with the idea to document the last isolated pristine tribes in the most remoted corners of the world - before they pass away.

He photographed more than 35 tribes from sibirian steppes to the djungle-valleys in Papua New Guinea.

FotoTV. talked to him on Paris Photo.

 

 

Edmund Clark

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Runtime - length of the film: 22m13s
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Being a self-educated photographer and a history graduate, Edmund Clark may be best described as a visual historian. His recent photographic work focuses on control and incacreation.

His first book "Still Life: Killing Time" shows the enviroment and living conditions of british long time inmates. Further, he was allowed to take pictures at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp, which formed the book "Guantanamo: If the lights go out".

A similarity in most of his work is the absence of human beings. He shows everyday objects, corridors and places, but not those who are forced to live in these places.

FotoTV. met him during the Rencontres d'Arles festival in southern france.

William Klein

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Runtime - length of the film: 8m2s
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We met fashion photography legend William Klein at his exhibition in the somerset House/London, during the Sony world photography Awards 2012, where he gained a lifetime achievement award.

Klein started off as a painter, but soon discovered the diverse artistical possibilities of photography as well and even combined painting techniques with his photographic works.
 

Rena Effendi

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m27s
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In this film Rena Effendi tells us about her documentary photographs. These deal with a pipeline that runs through her home country Aserbaidschan, Georgia and Turkey also from the youth in Teheran and the lives of Coptic Christians in Cairo.

She got the idea for her book "Pipe Dreams" after doing some photography work for the BP Groups Corporate Communication Department.
She also wanted to show how this pipeline affected many lives in a negative way by concerning herself with the people effected.
She also documented youths in Teheran who live by other standards than those given by the government.

Another part of her work regards the day to day lives of Coptic Christians in Cairo who have been exposed to a lot of hostility after the revolution.

We would like to thank INSTITUTE for allowing us to use these pictures.

Nick Ut

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m44s
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AP photographer Nick Ut went to Vietnam War when he was sixteen. In the 70's he made very impressive-oppressive pictures of the war, the fights and the bombs.

It was dangerous for photojournalists to shoot in Vietnam. By 1972 most U.S. helicopter units had left Vietnam. It had become more difficult for reporters to reach the isolated areas where South Vietnamese troops, often surrounded by communist guerrillas and regular North Vietnamese soldiers, were fighting. It was a time when AP photographers had to travel the dangerous roads leading out of Saigon, Danang or Pleiku towards areas where fighting took place. 

The most famous picture of this series is called "Napalm Girl".

In our interview Nick Ut talks about that picture, about his relationship to the meanwhile grown-up girl Kim, about his brother who died in the 60's - and about famed photographer Horst Faas who died last year.

 

Paolo Pellegrin

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m42s
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Paolo Pellegrin is an Italian photojournalist and member of Magnum Photos. He spent many years in war zones of the Middle East.

Beside the local conditions, getting to the regions and gaining permission to cover situations is just as much of an issue. He went to refugee camps in Sudan and the 2006 Lebanon War, in which he witnessed death while risking his very own life.

His photograph of a dying victim won the 2006 World Press Photo Award.