An award-winning street photographer who has been creating memorable images in the great photojournalistic tradition since 1962, Joel Meyerowitz pioneered the use of color in this slice of life genre, and his classic book on Cape Cod, “Cape Light” was instrumental in changing the prevailing dismissive attitudes toward color photography. Within a few days of the 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Center, Meyerowitz began to create an archive of the destruction and recovery at Ground Zero that consists of over 8,000 images of the aftermath of the tragedy. In this latest Leica Portrait video, Joel shares the story of his transition from junior art director to legendary photographer.
Read our interview with Joel on the Leica Camera blog: http://bit.ly/HOOADs
Shot and Edited by Trevor Bayack
Video Assistant Brian Butnick
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.
Directed, Produced, Shot, and Edited by Matt Morris | Featuring Harry Taylor | Executive Producers David Ford, Stu Pollard, and Mary Pergola Parent | Composer Hanan Townshend | Music Engineer Kelly Donnelly | Musicians Hanan Townshend, James Gradone | Production Sound Benedict R. Fancy | Sound Editor Casey Langfelder | Sound Mixer Scott R. Lewis | Colorist Andrew Francis | D.I. Producer Mike Dillon | D.I. Assistant Producer Brandie Konopasek | Title Design Kaya Thomas |
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