Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

Short Film Explores the State of Film Photography in Calgary

Canadian freelance photographer Jesse Yardley created this mini documentary about the current state of film photography in Calgary. Worried that analog may be a “dying art,” Yardley did interviews with some notable photographers in the area to find out if film still has a chance.
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Photographing Basketball in Rwanda

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Back in June, I was lucky enough to partner with a Boston-based nonprofit, Shooting Touch, to travel to Rwanda and document the participants in their “Basketball Health Corps” initiative. They use the sport of basketball and their partnerships with health administrators to teach children valuable skills and preventative treatments when it comes to HIV/AIDS, malaria, and daily health.
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‘Photography Made Difficult': The Life and Work of Photojournalist W. Eugene Smith

“Photography Made Difficult” is a 1989 documentary about the career of renowned photojournalist William Eugene Smith, a man who helped to pioneer the concept of the photo essay. It runs 1 hour and 40 minutes long.
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The Death Photographers Who Photograph Bodies on the Banks of India’s Holiest River

The Ganges river in India and Bangladesh is the holiest river in Hinduism. Every day, hundreds of dead bodies are brought to the banks of the river by family members and cremated ceremonially on a flaming pyre. On hand to document these rituals for loved ones are death photographers — young men who make a living by shooting last images of the deceased for a fee.

The video above is a short 8-minute documentary by Seeker Stories that offers a glimpse into the lives of some death photographers and the unique work that they do (warning: there are many images of dead and burning bodies).

(via Seeker Stories via Reddit)

The Salt of the Earth: A Documentary About the Work of Photographer Sebastião Salgado

The Salt of the Earth is a documentary film released last year by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, the son of renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. It explores the work of the elder Salgado, who has traveled the Earth for the past 40 years in order to document our planet and the human condition. Above is the trailer for the film (note: there’s a bit of nudity in these clips), which will be hitting theaters in the US starting later this month.
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“I Try to Forget”

A photo essay on living through California's workers' compensation cuts

Mar 09, 2015 · ProPublica

Guitarist Andy Summers Photographed the Rise and Fall of The Police

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English rock band The Police sold over 75 million records over the course of their decade-long career, making them one of the best selling music artists of all time. In addition to being the band’s lead guitarist, Andy Summers was also a passionate photographer who captured behind-the-scenes photos of the band at the peak of their popularity.

Those photographs will be featured in a new documentary later this year, titled Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police.
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Crushed Dreams and Moldy Memories: The Messages on Homes After Hurricane Katrina

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Photographer Craig Boudreaux was personally impacted by the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. Among the homes that were destroyed by rains, winds, and flooding were his grandmother’s home, his friends’ homes, and even his childhood home.

A year after Katrina struck, and after the flood waters had long gone, Boudreaux revisited some ravaged areas in New Orleans, capturing the aftermath of a storm that changed so many lives.
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Firefighter Photographer Jake Niece Captures Beauty While Battling Destruction

2012 Wildfire photos. Copyright registered.

Jake Niece is a “jake of all trades” who uses both mind and muscle in his multiple lines of work. In the summer he works as a wildland firefighter in Colorado, and in the winter he works on snowmaking crews. In both seasons he carries a camera and creates beautiful images through his passion for photography, which he has since turned into a third profession.
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How Urban Explorers Are Risking Arrest and Death to Explore NYC With Their Cameras

Here’s a 5-minute video by Seeker Stories about how young urban explorers are connecting through Instagram and teaming up to explore the hidden places of New York City. They risk arrest — and often death — to see and photograph the city from perspectives that ordinary people will never get to experience.
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