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WALTER ROSENBLUM: In Search Of Pitt Street
WALTER ROSENBLUM: In Search Of Pitt Street

Photography  New York City  Art History  Jewish Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A documentary film about the life and career of noted photographer, Walter Rosenblum, covering his work with the Photo League, described by The New York Times as suffused with formal beauty and expressive power and tenderness.

THE ART OF RESISTANCE
THE ART OF RESISTANCE

Art History  Chicano Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies  Photography  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Surveys the contemporary Chicano art movement by tracing its development during the height of Chicano political activism in the late Sixties and Seventies, blending archival footage with interviews with the artists and samples of their work, including photographs, murals, graphics, films, paintings, and ephemeral art.

O. WINSTON LINK: TRAINS THAT PASSED IN THE NIGHT
O. WINSTON LINK: TRAINS THAT PASSED IN THE NIGHT

American Studies  Photography 

O. Winston Link (1914-2001) was America's greatest photographer of the romance of the steam engine, as documented in his book, Steam, Steel & Stars: America's Last Steam Railroad. His extraordinary images were made at night, using elaborate flash equipment, capturing trains in action on the Norfolk and Western, the last steam railroad line in the U.S., during the 1950s. This video takes a journey with Link, then in his latest Seventies, along the tracks of the N&W, through Virginia and West Virginia, as he recounts the experience of setting up and taking his remarkable photos.

BITTER PARADISE: THE SELL-OUT OF EAST TIMOR
BITTER PARADISE: THE SELL-OUT OF EAST TIMOR

Political Science  Photography  Cultural Studies  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

When photographer Elaine Briere visited Portuguese East Timor in 1974, she found a highly developed, centuries-old culture with a refined aesthetic and social sensibility. Her photos would become the last record of a people about to face virtual annihilation, because, when Indonesia invaded East Timor in 1975, the world looked the other way.

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ROAD OF NO RETURN: THE BANISHMENT OF MARIA DE LAS MERCEDES BARBUDO

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Short Films  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This short drama portrays the efforts of a young woman photographer to uncover the fragmentary and little-known history of an early nineteenth-century Puerto Rican feminist and political activist who was deported for her nationalist beliefs by the Spanish colonial government of the era.

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AMERICA AND LEWIS HINE

American Studies  Art History  Photography  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Portrays the life of America's pioneer social photographer, Lewis Hine (1874-1940), who recorded the waves of immigration around the turn of the century and the development of industrial America during the first four decades of the 20th century, from the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side to the mines, mills and factories across the nation. The video blends Hine's photos with historical footage and interviews.



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LIGHT MEMORIES OF RIO

Latin-American Studies  Photography  Short Films 

Examines the history of photography in Brazil, dating from 1839, and simultaneously traces the history of the development of Rio de Janeiro as one of the world's major cities and a political and cultural center of Brazil. The video discusses the experiences of photographers of the period, showing the evolution of photography as an art and a trade.

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IMAGES IN STRUGGLE

African Studies  Media Studies  Photography  Short Films 

Examines the role played by South African photographers in the struggle to end apartheid, featuring interviews with these professionals who talk about their work and aspirations.

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JOHN HOAGLAND: FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHER

Media Studies  Photography  Short Films 

Examines the life and work of John Hoagland (1947-84), a leading photographer for AP, UPI, the Gamma-Liaison Agency and Newsweek, and one of this generation's best war photographers.

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MARTIN CHAMBI AND THE HEIRS OF THE INCAS

Anthropology  Latin-American Studies  Photography  Spanish Language 

Profiles the life and work of Martin Chambi (1891-1973), a full-blooded Indian, who ran his own photographic studio in Cuzco, Peru's ancient Inca capital, where he photographed many of Peru's wealthy European families.

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TIME AND LIGHT: A FILM ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHS

Photography  Short Films 

Examines the nature of photography and its powers of expression by combining photos with commentary by photographers such as Marc Camille Chaimowicz and the late Jo Spence and critics such as Halla Beloff (Camera Culture) and John Berger (Ways of Seeing).

THE OTHER HALF REVISITED: THE LEGACY OF JACOB RIIS
THE OTHER HALF REVISITED: THE LEGACY OF JACOB RIIS

American Studies  American History  Media Studies  Photography  Art History  Pacific Street Films 

More than 100 years ago, in his journalism and his influential book, How the Other Half Lives, photojournalist Jacob Riis dramatically portrayed issues of homelessness, poverty, crime, public health, and race relations in America.

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TELEFOTO

Media Studies  Photography 

Profiles several different photojournalists, whose work offers a remarkable witness to current events, and who explain, in moving terms, what personally motivates their often dangerous efforts.

HONEST VISION: A PORTRAIT OF TODD WEBB
HONEST VISION: A PORTRAIT OF TODD WEBB

American Studies  Photography 

Chronicles the life and career of Todd Webb, one of America's greatest photographers.

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HINDESIGHT

Europe  Photography 

This video tells the story of John Hinde, a British photographer who pioneered in color photography in the Thirties, emigrated to Ireland in the Fifties with a traveling circus and later established one of the world's largest postcard empires.

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STEFAN LORANT: MAN IN PICTURES

Cinema Studies  Europe  Media Studies  Photography 

This video chronicles the career of the Budapest-born Stefan Lorant (1901-1997), one of the twentieth century's most influential photo editors and a pioneer in photojournalism.

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