1. KCRA Common Ground - Paul Kitagaki Documents The Japanese-American Internment


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    This segment aired on KCRA's Common Ground once-a-month magazine program on Saturday, May 19, 2012 on Sacramento Bee photojournalist Paul Kitagaki's project documenting Japanese-Americans who were in the internment campst during World War Two and matching up the people or surviving family members with how they were depicted in Dorothea Lange's 1942 photographs. For more info please visit kcra.com and blogs.sacbee.com/exposures/2012/04/paul-kitagakis-images-revisit-japanese-internment-history.html

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    • CBS Evening News Interviews AmericanPoverty.org Director


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      During the Great Depression, photographers created riveting images chronicling the desperation of those times. Pictures helped mold the nation’s collective memory and conscience. Seventy years later, the plight and potential of the least fortunate members of our communities is mostly unseen and ignored, and photographers are once again poised to jump-start a national conversation about the issue of poverty. AmericanPoverty.org is a non-profit alliance of photojournalists using visual storytelling to raise awareness about “how the other half lives.” Joining us are renowned American writers, filmmakers and educators, all of whom seek to alleviate poverty and make it a national priority. Together we are working to dispel stereotypes and encourage actions that can create lasting impact in the lives of disadvantaged people. On March 7, 2012, CBS Evening News correspondent Jim Axelrod traveled to Athens County, OH to interview AmercanPoverty.org director Steve Liss.

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      • Iconos: Dorothea Lange por Rosalind Williams PARTE 2


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        Espai Cultural Caja Madrid. Martes 22 de noviembre 2011. Obra Social Caja Madrid, en colaboración con la Fundació Foto Colectania, presenta el tercer ciclo de conferencias "ICONOS. Maestros de la fotografía en imágenes", un recorrido por la historia de la fotografía a través de seis de las figuras más representativas de este arte. Estas charlas tendrán como hilo conductor las fotografías más emblemáticas y conocidas de estos artistas, siendo así, los iconos que forman parte de nuestro imaginario, los que nos permiten conocer mejor las claves y la evolución de los grandes maestros de la fotografía. Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) fue una de las fotoperiodistas documentales más destacadas e influyentes de su época. Estudió fotografía en Nueva York y en 1918 se trasladó a San Francisco, donde abrió un exitoso estudio. Con el comienzo de la Gran Depresión, Lange salió de su estudio para recorrer las calles con su cámara. Sus imágenes de desempleados y gente sin hogar capturaron pronto la atención de fotógrafos locales y la llevaron a ser contratada por la administración federal, posteriormente llamada "Administración para la Seguridad Agraria" (Farm Security Administration). Entre 1935 y 1939 Lange trabajó para departamentos oficiales, fotografiando siempre a las personas más desfavorecidas, especialmente campesinos, familias desplazadas e inmigrantes. Distribuidas sin costo a los periódicos nacionales, sus fotografías de corte social marcaron el trabajo de esta fotoperiodista, cuyas imágenes, con el paso del tiempo, se han convertido en auténticos iconos de nuestra era. La charla será impartida por Rosalind Williams, estadounidense, aunque de nacionalidad española desde 1969, reside en Madrid desde principios de los años 80. Es comisaria de exposiciones y documentalista, y una de las pioneras en el galerismo especializado en fotografía en nuestro país. Es además una de las mayores expertas en historia de la fotografía y más precisamente en el fotoperiodismo.

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        • Maynard Dixon Art & Spirit documentary narrated by Diane Keaton


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          Selections from the award-winning film, written, produced and directed by JAYNE McKAY for Cloud World films. MAYNARD DIXON (1875-1946), illustrator, landscape painter and poet, was married to three talented and artistic women in his lifetime. His second wife was famed documentary photographer, DOROTHEA LANGE. Many of her personal photographs are included in the film, and more than 400 of Dixon's incredible paintings and drawings. Original score composed and performed by JOHN McEUEN, founding member of THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND. The voice of Dixon is performed by DON EDWARDS, actor, singer, songwriter. Superb narration by DIANE KEATON, a passionate collector of Dixon's work. The film has toured the festival circuit and screened at major museums, Autry National Center, Buffalo Bill Historical Center and many more. We are currently seeking a national broadcast to bring more recognition to this remarkable man and his body of breathtaking work.

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          • Riding the BART subway from SFO to Berkeley


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            One-and-a-half minute vignette made from stills and video clips taken on the BART (Bay Area Regional Transit) subway from San Francisco Airport to Berkeley, February 5th, 2011. I love the feeling of arriving in a new place, when you're hit with that rush of curiosity and wonder about strangers. Putting this video together, I was reminded of the words of Dorothea Lange: "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." I've never been a lover of gadgets. This is why I love cameras. Still learning, still loving the lessons. ~Suzanne Ahearne

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            • The New York Public Library Photography Collection


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              Stephen C. Pinson, PhD, Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Assistant Director for Art, Prints and Photographs, and Robert B. Menschel Curator of Photography talks about the New York Public Library's photography collection.

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