‘Seeing’ archives

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One of my on-going projects is to digitise film archives from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. I started this process a few years ago, but have only recently decided to be more systematic – starting with those first boxes and moving forward. I mainly used Agfa CT 18 slide film, and like many others sorted the ‘best’ from the …

Everbody Street

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I recommend this movie. To me, it exemplifies the power of street work as social commentary and documentary. Time certainly changes how we view images, but what is striking in the movie is how so many photographers had  body of work in mind. Serendipity on the street, of course, but we also make our own luck. It also highlights the …