Guest Lecture: Benjamin Chesterton

This lecture by documentary producer and prominent blogger Benjamin Chesterton of ‘Duckrabbit Productions’ was from 2011 but well worth a re-visit. A great deal of what he had to say is relevant to our class especially when he talks about the power audio can bring to an image, as well as issues of misinterpretation, responsibility and bias. All key subject for #phonar students

Quoted from the original session..

We were honoured to have Benjamin Chesterton join us today for a lecture, Q+A and an ‘Off The Record’ session with students. The audio from the talk is available to listen to below, as well as a link to the Robert Gumpert image and audio discussed in the first part of the lecture and embedded belowis ‘Open Eye: Lebanon’s Missing’ – the documentary Benjamin produced, working with photographer Dalia Khamissy to tell the story of the thousands of people kidnapped during the Lebanese civil war.

Listen to the lecture below
Q+A at 32:25

San Francisco, CA. 15 Feb. 2009:  SF County Jail 5.  Derrick Walker

1 comment to Guest Lecture: Benjamin Chesterton

  • Absolutely CRACKING talk !! Really puts everything into concept with regards to how photography is developing and merging well with different medias ! REally has got my mind thinking about my own practice and how I want to develop it. Thank you.

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