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On this episode, we’re talking to Heartless Twyla (@heartlesstwyla on IG) about her new book that revisits a traumatic past; we’ll tell you all about Hansel Mieth, a photographer of the working poor who was actually working poor herself. There’s the answering machine, zine reviews, and something called The Holga Games!
We first heard about Heartless Twyla from the #womenwithfilmwednesday on Istaghram. She’s completing a book project that must have been an extremely difficult journey. And we give her a call to talk about it.
Here is a link to her Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heartlesstwyla/technicolor-nightmare-a-manic-pixie-film-photography-memoir
Here is a smattering of her photos:
Hansel Mieth was a Life Magazine photographer in the 1930s and 40s. Her camera focused mainly upon the working poor and always had a cynical, leftist bent to it. But to write her off as just another staff photographer would be missing the point of not only her work, but her life.
Here are a few of Hansel’s photographs:
You can pick up the zine here: https://nicktaurojr.bigcartel.com/
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