On this unique little episode, we’ve found ourselves a couple of new correspondents – Sara Murphy and Charlie Chux Camuglia! We’ll also be talking about W.E.B. Du Bois and hundreds of photos of black Americans which he presented at the 1900 Paris Expo. And as usual, there’s the answering machine question, a couple of zine reviews, and a discussion on a recently-published controversial article about women in the film community.
First, the article in question can be found here: https://kosmofoto.com/2022/04/she-shoots-film-who-cares-a-female-photographers-perspective
Sara Murphy and Charlie Chux Camuglia
You might remember Charlie (@casualscience on IG) from Themselves Press from Episode 41 – Mugshots and Memorials. Either way, they’re back with Sara Murphy (@thefutureofwhat on IG). And why are we interviewing them together? Because they’re the newest members of All Through a Lens!
Every other episode or so Charlie and Sara, The Film Detectives will investigate all the film photography related mysteries, quandaries, and even some drama!
But for now they’re here to hang out and chit the chat with us!
For a quick intro, here’s some of Sara’s work:
And here are some from Charlie:
W.E.B. Du Bois and Black Photography at the 1900 Paris Expo
W.E.B. De Bois is remembered as a civil rights leader, a historian, a sociologist, and one of the founders of the NAACP. But he also amassed one of the largest collections of photographs of black middle class families to present to the world at the 1900 Paris Exposition.
He presented two sorts of photos to fair goers. First, were the portraits of middle class black people. Here are a few examples:
He also shared various “slice of life” photos:
We also mentioned some of the charts that his university students made:
Monochrome Mania, Issue 7 by Mark O’Brien – $12, fullsize, color – https://www.etsy.com/shop/mfophotos
The View from the Driver’s Seat by Jaya Bhat – $10, halfsize, bw – https://jayabhat.bigcartel.com/product/view-from-the-drivers-seat
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