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Tod Papageorge

It's all in the Picture

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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.