On Photography: Online Film Festival

Schools for the Colored will be included in this upcoming film festival as part of FOTOWEEK photography festival in Holland. Curated by Erica McDonald, my video presentation of works from the Schools for the Colored project will be online September 29th.


From Erica;

“On Photography Film Festival is an online film festival on photography which will be held on 26-29 September, 2013 as part of the FOTOWEEK in Holland, an initiative of Foam and the Netherlands Photo Museum. Curated by Barbera Brakel and Erica McDonald, OP Film Festival is new event dedicated to spotlighting still photography and photographers through films and multimedia.

On Photography will air for four days concurrent with Amsterdam’s Unseen Photo Fair. Each day the online festival will screen about 2 hours of films and videos that will run in a loop for 24 hours and will be watchable all over the globe for free.

The selected works exhibit the diversity of photography and its practitioners, raise questions and provoke discussion of educational value and include the full length films: Worldstar by Natasa von Kopp, ZOWNIR: Radical Man by M.A. Littler, The destiny of Clara B by Alexandru Solomon, While Everyone Else Sleeps by Erdem Murat Çelikler, Chasing Ice by Jeff Orlowski, Photo Souvenir by Paul Cohen and Martijn van Haalen, Photographer from Riga by Maud Nycander, The Portraitist by Irek Dobrowolski and Fragile by Christian Klinger.

For the closing day, guest curator Erica McDonald has selected a combination of multimedia pieces by contemporary photographers that showcase the still photograph alongside short films about some of the greatest photographers through time, including works by/about Jason Eskenazi, Wendel White, Anthony Sherin, David Oates and Mishka Henner, Carolyn Drake, Antoine D’Agata, Juri Rechinsky, Kate Folwler and Mark Aloysious, William Eggleston, August Sander, Reiner Holzemer, Anja Hitzenberger and Edward Ratliff, Jean-François Dars and Anne Papillault, Andre Kertesz, Bob Miller, Cornell Capa, Trisha Ziff, Rachel Elizabeth Seed, Hanna Sawka, Dennis Stock, Irina Rozovsky, Ken Schles and Alen MacWeeney.

As part of the programming curated by Erica McDonald, On Photography Film Festival has the honor of screening the following world premieres: trailers for Invisible City and Night Walk – Ken Schles’ two upcoming photobooks with Steidl, One to Nothing by Irina Rozovsky, the Cornell Capa Legacy Project: A Conversation with Anna Winand directed by Rachel Elizabeth Seed, Irish Travellers by Alen MacWeeney, With Signs Following by Kate Fowler and Mark Aloysious, and special excerpts of the films Strong Enough To Fight by Bob Miller, Beyond Iconic by Hanna Sawka, August Sander – People of the 20th Century by Reiner Holzemer and William Eggleston: Photographer by Reiner Holzemer.

The festival encourages viewers to organize pop-up events to watch and discuss the films and share this on the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/opfest ”

For more information, visit http://www.opfestival.nl

Erica McDonald

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