This week’s Guest Feature builds both on the way we’ve been experiencing the classes so far and on the subject matter. We’ve considered storytelling in various guises , telling our stories and those of other people but this week there are two subjects and two practices but only one film.
The movie is about the Photographer Ian Macdonald but the movie is made by his son, the photographer/curator and now film-maker Jamie Macdonald. So its kind of a pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time exercise – please tweet your thoughts, comments and questions on the movie, which is at the same time the work of both Ian and Jamie – the story of a story-teller.
Tag your tweets #Phonar (Jamie is @jamemac , Francis Hodgeson is @HodgsonF) and do a Phonar search on Twitter to tune into the conversation.
Shooting Time Loop-1 from Jamie Macdonald on Vimeo.
More links than you can shake a stick at:
Ian’s site > www.ianmacdonald.co.uk Ian’s Dealer > http://www.sotherans.co.uk
Jamie’s site > www.jamiemacdonald.co.uk Jamie’s Course > http://ccad.ac.uk/ba-hons-photography/
[View the story “Photographer Ian Macdonald by Jamie Macdonald” on Storify] . . . → Read More: #Phonar session 8 Ian Macdonald by Jamie Macdonald
There were a lot of stage nerves this week as we got ready to meet one of our photo-heros and hear about his work being re-imagined as comic books and video games – session VII is all about MARCUS BLEASDALE winner of the 2014 Photojournalism Media Awards for “Descent into Hell: Bloodshed in the Central African Republic
Usual drill – listen along, tweet your notes and comments using the #phonar hashtag, and storify your own global set of notes afterwards which should be augmented with links, photos and other materials pertinent to your area of interest..
Right, lets go to work.
Task from Marcus:
Tips for the aspiring photographer/storyteller/photojournalist.
– Don’t go to news events, find your own story. Cover the unreported and stick with it.
– Think about your style and how you want to represent your work.
– Don’t rush to join an agency, take your time, reflect, work out what is best for you.
– Forge real and sustainable partnerships which synergize with your vision of what you want to create and say about the world and continue to work with them.
– Work out how you represent emotion and relationships and . . . → Read More: #Phonar session 7
This week’s Guest lecture is by Professor David Campbell, was recorded in 2010 and has become one of our touchstones. If you’re not already following David’s blog then it can be found here : http://www.david-campbell.org/ and he’s on Twitter at : http://twitter.com/davidc7
Please tweet and hashtag your notes/comments/questions (whenever it is that you get round to listening to this) #phonar and we’ll aggregate them into our global set of notes to be shared on Storify.
[View the story “#Phonar Power Narrative and Responsibility” on Storify]
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
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We were joined in class today by photographer and video artist Robbie Cooper who well and truly immersed us in his work. The full talk Robbie gave looking through his first projects right up to his latest ideas to develop and further the ‘immersion’ project by directly involving participants in the media making process.
. . . → Read More: From the Archive: Guest Lecture: Robbie Cooper – ‘Immersion’