Topic: Film

Shaul Schwarz for TIME
The Backstory

A Photographer Finds a New World of Expression in Film

In light of the growing demand for quality visual storytelling from media organizations, photographer Shaul Schwarz — who recently directed Rise Red Border Films’ story of the people who built One World Trade Center — has set up Reel Peak Films, a production company combining photojournalists and filmmakers.

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Warner Brothers Pictures
Profile

Behind the Moving Image: The Cinematography of Gravity

Emmanuel Lubezki is one of Hollywood’s most innovative and celebrated cinematographers and this week he has a chance at his first Oscar win for the cinematography on the film Gravity. Here he talks to LightBox about the challenges of making zero gravity look real.

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Francois Duhamel—Fox Searchlight
Profile

Behind the Moving Image: The Cinematography of 12 Years a Slave

LightBox is proud to present a new series of interviews with some of the world’s greatest cinematographers. Here Sean Bobbitt talks about the making of the Oscar nominated film, 12 Years a Slave and his long-term collaboration with Steve McQueen.

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Deutsches Filminstitut
Out There

Still Life with Fassbinder: A Master Filmmaker, Frame by Frame

Though Rainer Werner Fassbinder began his career writing and directing stage plays, his films (all 40 of them) always exhibited a highly considered photographic sensibility.

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Mary Ellen Mark
Out There

A Very Doggy Christmas: Mary Ellen Mark’s Legendary Canine Party

For those who don’t know Mary Ellen Mark personally, the notion of one of the world’s premier documentary photographers hosting a Christmas party for dogs might sound downright weird. But for the past decade, Mark has opened the doors of her New York City studio to throngs of canines.

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Alex Prager—Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York and M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
Out There

Staging Reality: Alex Prager’s Timeless Faces in the Crowd

Prager’s colorful, elaborately staged photographs of crowds, on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, comprise the artist’s most ambitious project to date.

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Floria Sigismondi
The Backstory

Through the Director’s Eyes: On Set with David Bowie and Tilda Swinton

LightBox goes behind the scenes of David Bowie’s latest music video, The Stars (Are Out Tonight), directed by the acclaimed Floria Sigismondi and starring Tilda Swinton.

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Marco Longari–AFP/Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: September 14 – 21

From continued anti-American protests around the world and the Pope’s visit to Lebanon to the honoring of Aung San Suu Kyi in the U.S. and the Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of the South Pacific, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Ross McDonnell
Out There

Remember Me, My Ghost: Documenting Ireland’s Notorious Ballymun Neighborhood

Ross McDonnell explains how his new film ‘Remember Me, My Ghost’ came out of his experience photographing Ireland’s Ballymun housing projects.

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Stefano de Luigi—VII
Out There

Stefano de Luigi Photographs the Cinema of Iran

If anything belies the demagogic sheen of Iran’s image in the West, it is the irrepressible sophistication and class of Iranian cinema.

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