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Screening: Get the Picture

1 March 2016
19:30

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The story of photojournalism told through the life of one person.

Get the Picture is the story of an era told through the life of one person. John G. Morris, a legend of photography, was born in 1916, started his career in photojournalism in 1939 (with a courier job at LIFE magazine), and is still working today. Having witnessed many historic events of the 20th century, he was also part of some of them. It was Morris who published Robert Capa’s seminal report on the D-Day landings in Normandy in LIFE and put Eddie Adams’ well-know photograph of a Vietcong prisoner with a gun pointed at his head on the front page of The New York Times.

In Get the Picture, John G. Morris talks about his life and profession, starting a discussion that is picked up by his peers, friends, and pupils, including CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour and photojournalists Peter Turnley, James Nachtwey, and Don McCullin.

The Russian premiere of the film is part of the program for the launch of the Russian translation of Truth Needs No Ally by Howard Chapnick (published by Klaudberri in 2016).


Get the Picture

Director: Cathy Pearson

UK, Ireland, France, USA, 2013, 70 minutes

Screened in English with Russian subtitles

ABOUT THE BOOK

Howard Chapnick’s Truth Needs No Ally is a comprehensive analysis of documentary photography and a practical guide for aspiring photojournalists. American photographer Howard Chapnick shares his own memories of the job and discusses certain episodes from the work of his peers.

A 50-year veteran of photojournalism, Chapnick got a job in Black Star—one of the leading American photo agencies—in 1940, and in 1964 he bought it from its founders. The head of the agency until his retirement about 25 years later, he witnessed the birth, heyday, and death of photojournalism.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission, registration required
Screened in English with Russian subtitles

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