"Six Photographs": René Burri from PORT on Vimeo.

Iconic Swiss photographer takes us on a journey through six images from his archive, photographing figures like Che Guevara chain-smoking in his office in 1963, Pablo Picasso in Cannes in 1957 and American G.I.s being entertained in a brothel in Seoul in 1961.

Burri also recalls his iconic 1960 São Paulo photograph ‘Men on a Rooftop, 1960’, shooting the San Cristobal Stables in Mexico city in 1976 and the reopening of the Suez Canal in 1974, explaining why modern techniques like photoshopping are getting in the way of our pursuit for the truth….

Credits:

Directed by Anthony Austin
Interview by Matt Willey
Produced by Helena Reis
Lighting by Genki McClure
Camera Assistance by Patrick Larder
Sound by Daniel Brosnan
Make up by Ezana Ove

Music:

'Tu' by Bebo Valdés
‘Trem Das Onze’ by Adoniran Barbosa
‘Recuerdos de la Alhambra’ by Narciso Yepes
‘El Gato Montés’ by Banda Corrida
‘Suki Sa Suki Sa Suki Sa’ by Nana Kimono
‘La Ouaynaki’ by Farid El Atrache
‘Granada’ by Mariachi De México

A Bosh film

Aaron Huey: America’s native prisoners of war

Photographer Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people…appalling, and largely ignored…compelled him to refocus.

Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk from TEDxDU.

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Before they pass away: Jimmy Nelson at TEDxAmsterdam

With his pictures, photographer Jimmy Nelson documented 35 unique tribes in 44 countries around the world. He shares his stories about the connections he made and the lessons he has learned from these travels.

The British travel photographer started his career in 1987 by traversing the length of Tibet on foot. From that moment on Jimmy Nelson set out to document the world’s last indigenous cultures, which are rapidly disappearing. He accumulated images of remote and unique cultures photographed with a traditional 50-year-old plate camera. He became a guest of 35 secluded and visually unique tribes in order to document this all in his book Before they Pass Away, an ongoing project to record the cultures of isolated tribes.

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David Bailey’s East End. I saw this exhibition twice, once in the Royal Docks when it opened in a giant converted docks warehouse, then later at the William Morris Gallery up in Walthamstow. I can remember these blunt, tough, colourful East Enders when I first started work in London aged 18, being part of the first ‘Yuppie’ (basically anyone who wasn’t a cockney…) influx working in the area, once the docks had all gone & they were about to start work on converting the deserted Isle Of Dogs into the high rise metropolis it is today. It’s a brilliant piece of London history. I love the fact Bailey went into the pub with a 35mm & a flash & papped the locals, in their environment. They all looked like they loved the attention too.

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David Bailey’s East End. LOOK

CITIZEN CHASING HORIZONS

By plane, photographer Simon Roberts was able to “chase” the sun to experience a perpetual sunsets.

Roberts embarked from Reykjavik, Iceland in late February, when the days are long but the sun still sets that far north. Flying in the opposite direction of the Earth’s rotation, he was able to capture 24 distinct sunsets in the same day due to the changing time zones.

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mullitover:

I was really happy when Luca agreed to be interviewed for a second time on MULL IT OVER back in February. We have interviewed him once before in September 2009 and I have been eager to get him back ever since. Sage has a wonderful way with his subjects and more often than not will use natural light amazingly. Give a big hand to Luca Sage

JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?

LUCA SAGE: The only thing I wanted when I was growing up was to play for Arsenal, I didn’t think about anything else. I also remember wanting a plane, a really big plane. I went round the class and wrote down a list of who wanted to be the first passengers. My mate Kevin was going to build it, I would fly it. Anything is possible when you’re six. Funny to think of how even back then I had a desire to jump on a plane and see the World.

JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?

LS: Nelson Mandela and Steve McQueen (the director not the actor). Both very inspiring to say the least. Photographically wise, Broomberg and Chanarin's early work is always an inspiration.

JC: What are you up to right now?

LS: Sitting in my freezing studio sending a file to Harpers Bazaar Australia. Apart from that I’m working on a series of newspapers which should be ready in a few weeks.

JC: Have you had mentors along the way?

LS: My father would love to be listed here so I’ll say my father. Apart from him I’d probably say Mark Power's influence and wise words have always stuck with me and been an inspiration.

JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?

LS: Currently I’m based in Brighton, where you can’t walk the streets without bumping into another photographer.

JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?

LS: Less thinking, more shooting. Whatever advice somebody gives it’s often more directed at themselves than for others, so obviously I need to shoot more and think less but I think it’s pretty universal these days? And if all else fails, be a plumber, it won’t make you as happy but I’ve never met a poor plumber.

JC: If all else fails - what is your plan B?

LS: Be a contemporary dancer. Or build the plane that I wanted when I was six. Or phone Wenger, they are a bit short this season.

JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?

LS: Yes I would say so, I used to work from home but it’s not ideal by any means, a shared studio space is much better for photographers these days. Collectives are also a great idea to get your work seen and also be encouraged when the going gets tough. Hang on, why am I not in a collective?

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AN EVENING WITH SEBASTIAO SALGADO

Last night, I went to the Natural History Museum in London for ‘An Evening With Sebastiao Salgado’ where the great man spoke for a couple of hours in the Central Hall, in the shadow the skeleton of a giant Diplodocus.

He spoke about the Genesis project, his previous projects such as Workers and Migrations and most interestingly what motivated him (during a conversation on the banks of The Serpentine in London…) to take that tangent away from the possibility of taking a job as an economist with the World Bank in New York, or becoming a photographer.

There was a main Q&A, but he stayed for ages after that answering further questions from the audience and having his picture taken with them, which was great as the answers were a lot more spontaneous and insightful. After a little cajoling, he even posed for a portrait for me too, which I lit him with by using a large TV screen, as there was zero light in there. Doubt he had this problem in the jungle……