Photographing Intimacy

Photographing Intimacy

Streaming Video - 2013
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When Jacques Henri Lartigue began taking pictures in 1901 it was for the sheer enjoyment of recording his family's daily life. Lartigue's albums were featured at the MoMA in 1963, inspiring a new movement in photography called diarism. By the 1980s the genre had become even more intimate as the diarists added increasingly radical levels of introspection to their work. This program studies photos by Nobuyoshi Araki, Nan Golden, Antoine d'Agata, John Coplans, and others as it analyzes how these artists played with concepts of performance and privacy, concealment and display. The video focuses on "Sentimental Journey" and "Winter Journey," which chronicle the life and death of Araki's wife; "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency," in which Golden blurs the line between real intimacy and posed; and d'Agata's "Personal Diary of the 21st Century," a cutting-edge photo fresco of "extreme experience.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (26 min.) :,sd., col


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