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What We're Watching: Dawoud Bey On "Transformative" Photography

PBS NewsHour   Friday March 29, 2019

Known for his street photography, Dawoud Bey has recently shifted his focus to the historical, with an exploration of how the world might have appeared to fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad. (His work is on view at the Art Institute of Chicago in the exhibition “Dawoud Bey: Night Coming Tenderly, Black.”) The PBS NewsHour recently talked with Bey about the project and how he makes “the invisible visible in the photographs, in a way that is palpable and in a way that resonates.”   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: Pro Photographer Captures Her Child's Birth

Today   Friday March 29, 2019

Megan Mattiuzzo, a professional photographer based in Hamburg, New York, is used to taking pictures of special occasions through her business, Megan Ann Photography. But, notes Today, she decided the birth of her own child was also an event she should photograph. On Wednesday, March 6, Mattiuzzo gave birth to a 7-pound, 13-ounce baby boy at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, New York, while balancing a Nikon D5 DSLR on her stomach. “I can't relive his birth unless it's photographed,” she says.   Read the full Story >>

Resources: A Retreat for Documentary Filmmakers

nofilmschool   Friday March 29, 2019

Documentary filmmaking can be isolating work –- especially if you live far from a filmmaking hub, notes NoFilmSchool, which spotlights the Oregon Doc Camp. The retreat, which runs this year from May 30 to June 2, hosts 75 filmmakers at Silver Falls State Park, about an hour and a half south of Portland. Attendees take part in workshops and screening of works-in-progress while sharing stories from the field and the cutting room. The event is now accepting applications.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: Correcting A Museum's Focus

HYPERALLERGIC   Friday March 29, 2019

In the spring of 2016, Brooklyn-based, Egyptian-American photographer Anthony Hamboussi visited the Brooklyn Museum to see “This Place,”  an exhibition about Israel and Palestine that was criticized for “art washing” the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. What irked Hamboussi most, notes Hyperallergic, was the lack of representation of Palestinian or Arab photographers In response, Hamboussi has organized and curated a new exhibition featuring the photography and video works by West Asian and North African artists.   Read the full Story >>

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