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Tonight on EGG

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Pilau Hands, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    The arts show on PBS
    Tonight's episode: Who am i? Four Photographers

    Cindy Sherman
    Cindy Sherman is the protagonist of these photographs and in each she assumes a different persona. Sherman's alter-identities suggest identity is fluid, a challenge to the notion of a single, fixed self. Since "Untitled Film Stills," Sherman has continued to draw upon pop culture, history, and art history in her creation of self-portraits that seem never, really, to be about her.

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    [b]Ernest C. Whithers[/b]
    Ernest C. Withers' images of funerals for both Martin Luther King and Medgar Evers were printed in national magazines like LIFE and TIME and helped focus national attention on the African American struggle for equal rights. Withers' photographs detail the wins and losses of Negro League baseball teams, the everyday routines of his friends and neighbors, and the realities of life in the deep South. EGG travels to Memphis to meet this living legend and hears first-hand about these photographs that helped shape our understanding of history.

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    This photo is great. It became one of the recognizable moments of the black sanitation workers strike of memphis. They were called "Boy" so they all held up signs saying "I Am A Man"

    [b]Arno Minkkinen[/b]
    Arno Rafael Minkkinen photographs himself stark naked in the mountains, in the snow, blending with the trees, and submerged in water. His photographs are strikingly beautiful and seemingly impossible. They reflect a process that pushes his body to its physical limits; he appears to walk on water or float in mid-air. EGG visits Minkinnen in northern Massachusetts and sees this master photographer work.

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    [b]Bruce Gilden[/b]
    Bruce Gilden is a street photographer and master of the stolen moment. He walks along streets with his camera and takes candid shots of people he picks out of the crowd. In twenty years of doing this on the streets of New York City, he's only been asaulted once. He's also worked the streets of Japan, France, and Haiti.

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    EGG: Do people know you are taking their picture?

    BG: Some are taken unawares, some are surprised. Some didn't know what hit them. And I think most people like to be photographed. But since I work in a spontaneous way, I have to be a little bit sneaky because I don't want them to know that I'm going to take a picture of them. When I use an electronic flash, some people do realize the action of me jumping at them like this with the flash and they might be taken aback, but most don't [react]. Sometimes I work so close with a 28mm lens that they don't realize that I'm taking their picture. Sometimes they think that I'm taking something behind them. And I think I have a very good bedside manner, so to speak, because I've been doing it doing it many years. I'm very comfortable, and that minimizes the possibility of having problems. I'm very intuitive and I'm able to select the people that I think wouldn't mind or at least not show that they're minding. I don't presume that everything I do is fine. But, I am showing a slice of life in New York City that in several years won't be there any longer. Many of the people that I photograph are people who have a certain individuality in the way they walk, the way they dress, the way they look. But the world is getting smaller and smaller, so people are tending to look more alike, dress more alike. All of these differences are disappearing, and it's making it tougher to find people to photograph. I believe I'm preserving that so maybe one day my pictures would be considered documentary photographs.
  2. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    the show is called EGG??
    i gotta check it out, never heard
    of it or this guy.
    does he have any books out?

    pilau, i'm listening to a record i think
    you'd appreciate.......
  3. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

  4. TRAMP

    TRAMP Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2001 Messages: 594 Likes Received: 0
    EGG is fresh, I've only caught it at super odd times though. good links.
  5. ~DeNtOnE~

    ~DeNtOnE~ Senior Member

    Joined: May 6, 2002 Messages: 1,072 Likes Received: 0
    yall ever see life 360!

    yall ever see life 360? on pbs.. they had twister on it once:D
  6. capindikfays

    capindikfays New Jack

    Joined: Jun 29, 2002 Messages: 5 Likes Received: 0
    i gotta check that out...thanx
  7. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    hmmm I might also have to check this out....any idea of when/if it will air again
  8. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  9. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 112
  10. awesome!!! see now its my turn to be jealous of geography...Pilau are you anywhere near NY?...PS1 has some good shit these days
  11. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    ahh, thanks bronero..i'll be checking that out
    soon hopefully....
    the record is ovalcommers by oval.
    i don't know, you may not like it, but you
    seem receptive to new and beautiful things
    so you might be blown away by it...
    its this guy markus popp, german...
    this album has some digital abrasion to it, but
    throughout, the most beautifully smooth pastel
    melodies peek through. its been killing me
    for the past week.
  12. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    see this is what happens.....12oz drives me fucking crazy so i stay away, then i realize that i am missing the 1% of absolutely mind blowing shit....catch it on the rerun

    nice drop