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Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

A film/Documentary about Tim Hetherington – the well known photographer who was killed in Syria – “Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington” is currently available to view on BBC iPlayer for the next 22 days.

Likely UK only.

Not watched it yet but thought I’d share.

Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03zq89v


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Albert Watson Documentary

While viewing something else on eBay (a short video on Jay Misel) I spotted another video that sounded interesting. One by BBC Scotland in a series called “What do artists do all day?” This on on photographer Albert Watson.

I’ve only started watching it but thought it worthy of sharing. It;s in two parts.

Finding it tricky not to be bemused by his accent – Scottish one minute and American the next.

Here’s a link to the whole series.

 


Tim Hetherington Documentary

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Browsing through one of the usual free London papers last week I spotted a piece reviewing a new Documentary about the War Photographer Tim Hetherington.

Most people into photography and quite a few others will be aware of him by now – he was the British Photographer who was killed while covering the Syrian conflict. He was the co director/videographer of the Restrepo film.

This documentary-film is called : “Which way is the Front line from here : The life and time of Tim Heatherington” and is by HBO.

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The review seemed to be quite favourable – as have other reviews I can find.

I’ve not seen it yet and can’t find any UK showing times – so sounds like it’s something we’ll have to watch online or buy.

Correction: Just found it’s showing in Peckham and Romford: http://goo.gl/O3IaSR Which in a way is lucky – as I live in Peckham! BUT it seems to start 16:00 – and I don’t finish work until 17:30 – darn. It’s only on today (Wednesday) and Thursday. SO back to the online/purchase option.

HBO have it on their website, but not sure if it will be available outside of the UK.

Amazon has the DVD for £12.15.

The Documentary has a Facebook Page which may have more information later.

 

Here’s the trailer:


Joey L. : Varansai : “Beyond”

Just watched Joey L.’s free on-line documentary : Varanasi, India: “Beyond”

(Please watch it in HD full screen, not in this little window)

Its partly about Varanasi and the Sadu’s but also partially about their journey and photography/cinematography.

Other than the fact that I think Joey L. is amazingly talented there are a few things that I really like in the documentary :

The fact that they don’t storm in to taking photos – they take a little time to get to know people and get their trust first and have a brief relationship – which I guess when most of us go on holiday we don’t have the luxury of time.

And also the fact that although his equipment is top-notch (e.g. digial medium format) – the setup is relatively simple but gets stunning results. Must be very careful in matching the flash to the ambient light.


Don McCullin film

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There seem to be quite a few Photographer based Documentaries in the works at the moment!

Just seen (via Photo Archive News) that there’s one about Don McCullin showing in London at the moment! May go and see. Although there are a few conflict photography films I have on DVD but yet to watch e.g. Bang Bang Club.

I only realised that Don McCullin was still alive a year or so ago. Since then I’ve :

– Been to see his exhibition at the Imperial war museum which was very impressive – including his famous Nikon which stopped a bullet.

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– Just got his autobiography this Christmas (but not read yet) : “Unreasonable Behaviour: An Autobiography”.

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– And also realised I’ve lived a couple of streets away from where he grew up in Finsbury Park

 

Anyway – I have lot of respect for the guy – not just because of photography skill – but how he talks with compassion and emotion about how, what and why he photographed and also the effect it had on him.

Here’s a trailer:

It’s currently showing at the Curzon in Soho.  It looks like it’s showing up to an including Jan 17th. ICA is also showing – but ending same day.