Last week, Tim and I talked over email about the process of making this documentary. It’s a fascinating piece, presented with no narration and mixing interviews, documentary footage, and graphic-novel-esque depictions of events that happened in the past. Here’s what Tim had to say:
We sat down during the masterclass to speak with all six of the masters about their professional backgrounds, photography and their experience of the masterclass.
In addition, we recorded interviews with all of the young photographers participating in the Joop Swart Masterclass. Who are they? How did they become interested in photography? And what is their photo story about?
Photojournalist recounts night of intensity in the wake of announcement that no charges would be brought against officer who killed Michael Brown
This exceptional interview was the final one given by the late Lewis Baltz. It was conducted by his friend, Jeff Rian. Baltz, a secretive and reserved person, speaks unreservedly here of his life and work. Thank you, Jeff, and thank you, Diane Dufour, who suggested us last summer during the Baltz exhibition at Le BAL in Paris.
Farewell, Lewis, you were an incredible man.
You know, I’ve never ONCE heard a Japanese photographer ever comment on form or structure of a single picture- – instead it’s an overview of all of them at once in a set.
get on the road and follow the photography … wherever I end up is where I’m supposed to be. I love living like that.”—Danny Wilcox Frazier
One of the most important lessons from the this project was the power of collaboration and reporting. In this case I feel like having the quotes and the captions and being able to read Kelly’s full text really enhances the viewing experience of the images and adds another layer of understanding