Preparation for #phonar session 3

Direction from @stephenmayes is that you please watch these two Tim Hetherington pieces and tweet your notes , comments and questions with the #phonar hashtag. If you think of work that might be  complimentary or however relevant  please share links  in the comments.

Sleeping Soldiers_single screen (2009) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.

Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.

3 comments to Preparation for #phonar session 3

  • […] heard about Hetherington’s war photos a few months ago but re visited it earlier on in the #Phonar module where we were shown his work to do with his ‘Sleeping […]

  • Click on to see the “multivision” I described in my previous comment or on for more photography related posts.

  • For the love of God, I could not find what I was looking for anywhere… There is this little known photographer here in Slovakia – Oľga Bleyová. She has been active since the 1960s and has recently published a monograph named “Môj životný dialóg s fotografiou” (roughly translates into “My life-long dialogue with photography”; ).

    Her style is highly experimental as you can see on this picture: . She would often “sandwich” film rolls, mixing negatives with slide, b/w with color.

    Also, she worked on numerous multimedia projects in the 1970s and 1980s, here called “multivisions”. Unfortunately, I could not find a scrap of footage anywhere. However, I can describe her earliest “multivision”, an animated film called “Slncová Panna” (“The Sun Maiden”), 1976.

    As photography is a still medium and the props for the film (marionettes) did not work well in motion, Oľga decided to keep everything still. To achieve movement, she used selective lighting and shadow sequencing. I will take a few shots from the book to show you and attach a link to them here in a separate comment later today.

    P.S.: Even if you don’t speak Slovak, I still recommend the book. Being a “traditionalist” photographer, I was really intrigued by her way of recording the world around her.

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