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DVDS at Stafford Library
American Photography A Century of Images
DVD 770 Am3513c 2004
The story of the pictures we have taken and where they have taken us. The series traces the profound effect photographs have had on American life-- influencing what we buy, how we dress, how we get the news, and in the matters of life and death, medicine, science, and war.
Captured Light: The Invention of Still Photography
DVD 770.9 C1752s 2012
"Takes a look at the invention and evolution of the art, science, and business of photography."--History.com.
Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project
DVD 770.92 G261m 2007
Photographer Tierney Gearon's work has been labeled manipulative, disturbing and even perverse ... Filmmakers Peter Sutherland (Pedal) and Jack Youngelson (Producer, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib) follow this exceptional artist over the course of three years as she assembles her most daring and emotionally complex body of work to date: a series on her manic-depressive schizophrenic mother, who resides in Grey Gardens squalor in the frozen farm country of upstate New York.
DVD 779.99 W195f 2001
James Nachtwey has been very close to the subjects he photographs and has been that way for over 20 years - a time period in which he has not missed a single war. Follow as James goes from Kosovo to the West Bank to Indonesia as he searches for pictures he can publish. This committed, shy man, is considered one of the bravest and most important war photographers of our time.
What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann
DVD 779.092 M3158c 2008
Depicts Mann's latest work, a photo series revolving around various aspects of death and decay. As with her earlier series, this new effort features imagery taken directly from Mann's own life, mixing the traditional boundaries between art and photojournalism- amplified by the heavily biographical content of the documentary, as Mann and those around her detail her life, past and present, giving insight to the genesis of her chosen theme.
Selected Streaming Videos
Below are some streaming online videos available to Columbia College faculty and students from Films on Demand.
Hockney on Photography
The career of one of Britain's greatest painters tells us as much about his skill with a camera as his facility with a brush. In this program, David Hockney invites viewers on a journey of discovery that traces the evolution of his photographic work-from his initial experiments in the 1970s through the high point of his photo collage period.
Introduction to Photography and Visual Literacy
This program takes a close look at the vital importance of visual language skills, how information overload is shortening the human attention span, the proliferation of iconographic communication, and implications for America's education system. A capsule history of photography, with insights into the medium's future, is included.
Magic of the Image: Photography Revealed
This elegant program artistically unfolds the history of photography, including the contributions of Joseph Niepce, Louis Daguerre, Fox Talbot, and the Lumieres, with an emphasis on the processes involved in creating photographs.
Photography Skills and Techniques
This series introduces fundamental skills and knowledge every novice photographer needs: understanding digital cameras, tips for composition and shooting, and using Photoshop for editing.
This 12-part series from Arte France traces the adventure of this art form from its beginnings up through the 21st century, revealing the hidden stories and trade secrets concealed in a series of photographs.
Robert Doisneau: Life in Photography
Known for his candid and humorous images of Paris street life, Robert Doisneau had a career that spanned most of the 20th century, and he became one of France's national treasures. This program presents extensive, detailed, and highly intimate interviews with the photographer in the twilight of his life.
Through Women's Lenses
Highlighting Julia Margaret Cameron, Claude Cahun, Dorthea Lange, Lisette Model, Vivian Maier, Christine Spengler, and Nan Goldin-and featuring images from many more female photographers-this film looks at invaluable contributions that women have made to the art form. With photography currently in vogue, it is a fitting time to dedicate a film to women photographers and to set the record straight on their little-known talents.