When John Maloof bought an unmarked box of undeveloped negatives back in 2007, he had no idea that he had just stumbled upon one of the 20th century’s most important troves of street photography and self-portraiture.
The photographer: Vivian Maier, a secretive and eccentric nanny who over the course of her life took tens of thousands of photos of everyday Chicago – and showed them to no one. Finding Vivian Maier follows Maloof as he embarks on a quest to reveal the woman behind the Rolleiflex camera. Part retrospective, part detective story, Finding Vivian Maier is a touching portrait of a woman haunted by her past. For a contemporary age obsessed with self-documentation via all forms of technology, Vivian Maier was a pioneer.
Three screenings only:
Thu 16 Oct at 7pm
Sat 18 Oct at 5.30pm
Thu 23 Oct at 5.30pm
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE (ACMI) – CINEMAS 1 & 2
Melbourne’s latest shopping centre, the reinvented “Emporium Melbourne” opened its doors recently. Everybody’s talking about it, from breathless promoters of consumerism right through to heritage and architecture commentators.
Here’s my bit, no cash prizes for guessing which side of the opening day shopper queue I fall on.
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The first urbanlight zine “Mr Hoddle’s Opus” is out.
The zine is my photographic nod to all the people involved in the establishment of Melbourne’s grid of streets and lanes and is specifically dedicated to the work of Robert Hoddle.
The Hoddle Grid is a silent but significant contributor to any artistic representations of Melbourne. The Grid defines the character of the light we all make use of when creating a photograph. We all owe Robert Hoddle and all those who have maintained the spirit of his original plan for Melbourne a great deal.
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A twist to the whole roll project format this time as we turn out attention to instant photography via a 10 exposure pack of Fujifilm FP-3000B black and white peel-apart instant film, shot by Lea Williams in a Polaroid 220 Land Camera
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