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Shooting Gallery: inspiring photographers at work

A project collates videos of established photographers shooting and talking about their work
Shooting Gallery, featured photographers: Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jeff Wall
Shooting Gallery, featured photographers: Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jeff Wall


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The processes behind great photographers at work are explored in the Shooting Gallery, an online project compiled by Jennilee Marigomen. The Vancouver based photographer has compiled online videos of established and up-and-coming photographers either in the act of taking photos, or talking about their process and practice. With over 107 videos already collated, the idea is to create a place where people can learn about and be inspired by other photographers’ processes, techniques and concepts.

A mostly self-taught photographer, Marigomen was curious to learn more about the rawness and passion of photographers at work, which led to her looking up videos of photographers talking about their practice. Returning to these videos whenever she was in need of inspiration, she decided to share them and archived them into what is now the Shooting Gallery. ‘The videos on the site have a certain kind of honest sensibility,' explains Marigomen. 'It's hard to put into words, but that sensibility is a combination of the feeling I get from watching the video, the photography, and the integrity of the artist.'

Renowned, talented photographers on the site include Roger Ballen talking to Lens Culture about his work and the need for a ‘balance between precision, clarity and complexity.’ Other highlights feature a video with Nan Goldin, taken from the BBC’s The genius of British Photography program and Wolfgang Tillmans at the BP Artists Talk, Tate Britain (2007). Phaidon’s video of Stephen Shore discussing his beginnings in photography has also made it into the Shooting Gallery, along with other key photographers such as Jeff Wall, Sally Mann, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr and Nobuyoshi Araki.

 

Follow the link to Shooting Gallery to be inspired by some of the world's greatest photographers.


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