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Alex Harsley of the 4th Street Photo Gallery says Success Makes you a Target

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Photography by Alex Harsley

 

Born in 1938, Alex Harsley is a Documentary Photographer, Curator for The 4th Street Photo Gallery and Founder of the Minority Photographers Inc. Alex and Amon sat for about an hour or so to talk about photographic sciences, visual conversations and surviving the nature of life.

 

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Muhammad Ali Sparring // Photography by Alex Harsley

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Alex Harsley has curated The 4th Street Photo Gallery and The Minority Photographers non-profit since the early 1970’s. His own reportage style of photography started in 1958 as the first black photographer for the New York City District Attorey. Since that time he has continued to capture the true intimate moments and personality of New York City. His collection contains the historical lineage of musicians, politicians, street folk, landscapes and neighbors from the 1950’s through present day. His documentary medium consists of film, digital photography and digital sound and video.

 

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Photography by Alex Harsley

 

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Stephen Wilkes talks Passion, Magic and his documentary film Jay Myself

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Stephen Wilkes (L) and Jay Maisel (R). Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories.

 

Today’s guest on the show is artist, photographer and first time director Stephen Wilkes.  Stephen is well known for his photographs of Ellis Island, Bethlehem Steel as well as being the creator of the panoramic photo-series Day To Night. Stephen is also the director of the new documentary film Jay Myself now playing at Film Forum. If you enjoyed last week’s episode with Jay Maisel then you’re going to love this conversation.

Big Love and Shout Out to Susan Norget Film Promotion

Stephen Wilkes (L) and Jay Maisel (R). Credit: © Stephen Wilkes

Stephen Wilkes (L) and Jay Maisel (R). Credit: © Stephen Wilkes

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Keep Up to Date with Stephen Wilkes

Website: https://stephenwilkes.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/swilkesphoto

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephenwilkes/

 

Credit: © Stephen Wilkes

Credit: © Stephen Wilkes

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JAY MYSELF -Official Trailer

Production companies: Mind Hive Films, Crooked Mile
Distributor:Oscilloscope
Director:
Stephen Wilkes
Screenwriter:Josh Alexander
Producers:
Henry Jacobson, Emma Tammi, Bette Wilkes
Executive producers:Stephen Wilkes, Jennie Wilkes, Michael Hirschmann
Directors of photography:
Stephen Wilkes,Jason Greene
Editor:Armando Croda
Composer:
Joel Goodman
Co-Executive Producer: Doug Blush
Additional Editing: Daniel Haworth
Music Supervisor:
Jonathan Finegold
Shout out to Chris!

Bethlehem Steel, Credit: © Stephen Wilkes

Bethlehem Steel, Credit: © Stephen Wilkes

Stephen Wilkes

Stephen Wilkes

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Jay Maisel talks 65 Years of Capturing New York

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Jay Maisel in his Brooklyn Studio // Photography by Stephen Wilkes

Jay Maisel and Amon met up for a fireside chat deep in the heart of midtown Manhattan. In this episode they talk about light, color, gesture, Arthur Miller, cigars, buying the “The Bank” also known as 190 Bowery, shooting 65 years worth of photography, editing and a new documentary by Stephen Wilkes called Jay Myself.

 

Big Love and Shout Out to Susan Norget Film Promotion

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymaisel/

See the Film, Jay Myself: Film Forum

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Show Notes

 

"'Miles

  • “If you are not your own severest critic then you are your own worst enemy” Jay Maisel Quote
  • The difference between looking and seeing
  • Disassembling 190 Bowery
  • Drama vs. problem
  • Stephen Wilkes– Director & Photographer
  • Stephen Wilkes Website
  • Bob Kato– Professor & Art Director
  • Walk Slow
  • “It is not how much ground you cover it is what you see, it is what you look at…” Jay Maisel Quote
  • The Mercedes
  • New Yorkers are very kind
  • Almost New York
  • “New York is Manhattan.” Jay Maisel Quote
  • Rent in New York
  • Easier to live in New York
  • Milgrim Department Store
  • Jack Klein- Broker
  • Jasper Johns– American painter, sculptor and printmaker
  • Robert Indiana– Artist
  • Robert Rauschenberg– American painter and graphic artist
  • Provident Loan Society
  • Katz Delicatessen
  • Do you have more like this?
  • The best view of NY
  • I never took it for granted
  • St. Patrick’s Day 1966

 

"'First

 

"'Girl

  • “I want to make the poem out of the evidence.” – Arthur Miller Quote
  • Arthur Miller– American playwright, essayist
  • Composition and Framing
  • William Albert Allard– Photographer
  • Twining
  • Gesture
  • “Learn to see what is actually in front of you.” – Jay Maisel Quote
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • Ayn Rand– Russian American Writer and philosopher

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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders talks Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am and the Secret to Taking an Iconic Portrait

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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, director of TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, director of TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

 

 

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is an American portrait photographer and filmmaker, known for his intimate portraits of celebrities, public figures, and artists. In this episode TGS and Amon converse about The List Films, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, The Power of Words, Bette Davis, Alfred Hitchcock, George Hurrell and the secrets to taking an iconic portrait.

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About Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has achieved critical acclaim photographing world leaders and major cultural figures, including presidents, writers, artists, actors and musicians. His photographs are in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, The National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Brooklyn Museum. Most recently, he exhibited at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.

Greenfield-Sanders has produced and directed 13 films including Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (Grammy Award, 1998), The Black List (NAACP Spirit award, 2008), The Latino List, The Out List, About Face (HBO), The Boomer List, The Women’s List (PBS) and The Trans List (HBO. His most recent film, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27th, 2019.

Greenfield-Sanders’ books have been published by Bulfinch, Atria, Luxury and Powerhouse. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.F.A. from The American Film Institute.

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Art World

Photo courtesy of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Photo courtesy of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Photo courtesy of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Epson Archival Digital Print. © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Epson Archival Digital Print. © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders / FROM THE SERIES “ALIVE DAY MEMORIES: HOME FROM IRAQ”, 2006

 

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I AM

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I AM

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