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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:18 am

Magnum is the gold standard for photojournalism. I guess you'd call it a photojournalist collective? As I've posted, I've noted (usually with the first photo) if the photographer is a member of Magnum.
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Popcorn Reviews » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:26 am

Macrology wrote:
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As I've posted, I've noted (usually with the first photo) if the photographer is a member of Magnum.
I always wondered what "A Magnum Photographer" meant. Now I know.
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Re: Learning to See

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Macrology wrote:
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Magnum is the gold standard for photojournalism. I guess you'd call it a photojournalist collective? As I've posted, I've noted (usually with the first photo) if the photographer is a member of Magnum.
You could say they take some pretty good shots.
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Kayden Kross » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:51 pm

The Magnum website recently did a series on the behind-the-scenes photos for a handful of films. Zabriskie Point and The Most Important Thing: Love being two of my favourites.

https://www.magnumphotos.com/theme/magnum-on-set/
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:04 pm

Kayden Kross wrote:
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The Magnum website recently did a series on the behind-the-scenes photos for a handful of films. Zabriskie Point and The Most Important Thing: Love being two of my favourites.

https://www.magnumphotos.com/theme/magnum-on-set/
Nice!

Nicolas Tikhomiroff's photos of Welles's projects are great too. Looks like they've featured his shots from The Trial, although his work on Chimes at Midnight (some of which I posted earlier) are my favorites.

Also just checked out Koudelka's photographs following the production of Ulysses' Gaze, which are really fascinating, especially since he elides the filmmaking process almost entirely.
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:08 am

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Henri Cartier-Bresson. Serbia. Bass player on the road Belgrade-Kraljevo, to play at a village festival near Rudnick, Yugoslavia. 1976.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:49 am

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Henri Cartier-Bresson. Soviet Union. Armenia. Visitors at village on the Lake Sevan. 1972.

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"In the Czech language, the verb to photograph means to immortalise. When I came to Britain in 1975, I was shocked to learn that in English, the equivalent is to shoot. Even after 37 years here, I find that notion fairly foreign."
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Re: Learning to See

Post by MrCarmady » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:15 pm

How apt, I'm watching Marker's Si j'avais quatre dromadaires and it opens with this:
"The photo is the hunt. It's the instinct of hunting without the desire to kill. It's the hunt of angels ... you track, you aim, you fire -- and clack! Instead of a dead man, you make him eternal."
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:32 am

MrCarmady wrote:
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How apt, I'm watching Marker's Si j'avais quatre dromadaires and it opens with this:
"The photo is the hunt. It's the instinct of hunting without the desire to kill. It's the hunt of angels ... you track, you aim, you fire -- and clack! Instead of a dead man, you make him eternal."
Great little film. And resonant with this thread, insofar as it's Marker's other (this time documentary) foray into photographic cinema.
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Re: Learning to See

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Henri Cartier-Bresson. Spain. Alicante. 1933.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by MrCarmady » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:10 pm

Macrology wrote:
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Great little film. And resonant with this thread, insofar as it's Marker's other (this time documentary) foray into photographic cinema.
Yeah he's got a fantastic eye, could easily have a page in this thread just filled with 'screenshots' from it.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson. Spain. Andalucia. Seville. 1933.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson. Spain. Valencia. Inside the sliding doors of the bullfight arena. 1933.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Eminence Grise » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:45 pm

Love the aside on Marker - thanks for that MC!
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Henri Cartier-Bresson. USSR. Estonia. Tallinn. Cellulos industry. Training for dance championship. 1973.

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Re: Learning to See

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Henri Cartier-Bresson. Valencia. 1933.

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Re: Learning to See

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Henri Cartier-Bresson. Washington, DC. 1957.

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Re: Learning to See

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Henri Cartier-Bresson. Details unknown.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by MrCarmady » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:28 am

Looks pretty damn Italian to me, where's Jedi when you need him?
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:20 am

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Martin Munkácsi. Three boys at Lake Tanganyika. 1930.

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"For me this photograph was the spark that ignited my enthusiasm. I suddenly realized that, by capturing the moment, photography was able to achieve eternity. It is the only photograph to have influenced me. This picture has such intensity, such joie de vivre, such a sense of wonder that it continues to fascinate me to this day."
~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:43 am

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Alex Webb. Turkey. Istanbul. View from a barbershop near Taksim Square. 2001.

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A Magnum Photographer

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Alex Webb. Turkey. Istanbul. Altinsehir (a poorer area on the eastern side of the city). 2004.

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The joint website of Webb and his wife, also a photographer.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:58 pm

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Alex Webb. Street Scene.

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Their joint Instagram account

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Alex Webb. San Ysidro, California. Mexicans arrested while trying to cross the border to United States. 1979.

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NYT's Lens Blog interview with Webb

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Alex Webb. Port-au-Prince. 1979.

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Brooklyn as seen by the Webbs

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Re: Learning to See

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Alex Webb. Peru. Palmapampa. Mirror vendor on a landing strip. 1993.

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The Webbs' shared blog

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Kayden Kross » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:25 am

Macrology wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:46 am
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Ed van der Elsken. Untitled. 1965.

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On his book, Love on the Left Bank

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I don’t remember if I came across Elsken through this thread or randomly stumbled across his photos of Amsterdam elsewhere, but I just ordered this book today! (And a Fred Herzog book too).
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:30 am

Damn, I'm jealous. Love both of them. Van der Elsken is one of my favorite erotic photographers, and Herzog's work is just gorgeous to look at.

I will say, as I'm posting the Alex Webb photos, I'm going through his book The Suffering of Light (a retrospective collection), and it's a stunning publication. Nothing conceptual or fancy going on, layout-wise, just a carefully curated selection of photos in huge, beautiful spreads.
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Post by Macrology » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:54 pm

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Alex Webb. Peru. Iquitos. Festival child dressed as paiche. 1993.

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An article analyzing Webb's style

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Popcorn Reviews » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:47 pm

Macrology wrote:
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Alex Webb. Peru. Palmapampa. Mirror vendor on a landing strip. 1993.

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The Webbs' shared blog

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Webb is pretty great. I love this one, especially.
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Post by Macrology » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:32 pm

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Alex Webb. Nuevo Laredo. (Border) Mexican collecting used American clothes. 1979.

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An interview with Webb

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Post by Macrology » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:12 am

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Alex Webb. Nicaragua. Puerto Cabezas. Miskito children. 1992.

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Alex Webb wrote:I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heart of the known awaits just around the corner.
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Post by Macrology » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:22 pm

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Alex Webb. Nicaragua. Puerto Cabezas. 1992.

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Alex Webb wrote:Not a typical documentary photographer or photojournalist, I've worked essentially as a street photographer, exploring the world with the camera, allowing the rhythm and the life of the street to guide and inform the work. For me, everything comes, first and foremost, from the street. Whatever insights - sociopolitical, cultural, or aesthetic - I may have into the societies I have photographed over the years come not from preconception, but from the process of wandering the street. At times, I feel the street can sometimes be a kind of bellwether, hinting at sociopolitical changes to come.
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:02 pm

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Alex Webb. New York City. September 11, 2001. View of Lower Manhattan from a Brooklyn Heights rooftop.

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