Photographers by Mishka Henner and David Oates was shown as part of the DEVELOP Photo line-up for the first edition of the On Photography Online Film Festival, 9/29/13. The Festival was part of the FOTOWEEK in Holland, an initiative of FOAM and the Netherlands Photo Museum, and was organized by Barbera Brakel of Photo Affairs. opfestival.nl/
Voyeur, hunter and investigator are just a few of the roles that have characterized the photographer when depicted in modern cinema. In Photographers, hundreds of scenes involving this now ubiquitous character are remixed and re-sequenced to expose the clichés, tropes and accidental truisms associated with the medium. As the sole subject of the film, the photographer is turned from observer to observed. This is BlackLab's third film montage, following Trawling the Visual Wreckage and Cosmodrome.
Bio - Mishka Henner: In 2013, shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and awarded the ICP Infinity Award for Art. Signature artist in From Here On, 2011, a group show representing the new age of photography at Les Rencontres d’Arles in France. In Arles, presented with the Kleine Hans award for works produced between 2010 and 2011. Works held in the Tate Collection, the Centre Pompidou, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Portland Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Exhibited internationally in numerous group shows and surveys. Lives and works in Manchester, England.
Bio - David Oates: David Oates was born in Manchester, England in 1971. After initially studying Physics, after his PhD he began working on the analysis of optical materials. Working as a photographer, curator and artist since 2003, Oates work increasingly involves the appropriation, recontextualisation and modification of images and footage found online, in databases and printed media. Exhibited at Cornerhouse and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Barbican, London, and the Dallas Biennial. In 2013, works form part of the Dong Gang International Photography Festival, South Korea and Les Recontres d'Arles, Arles, France. Lives and works in Manchester, England.
This video is part of the DEVELOP Tube Photography Video Channel which can be found at DEVELOP Tube: Photography to Watch. DEVELOP Tube is an educational resource which features interviews, profiles, lectures & films about photojournalism, fine art photography & documentary photography.