A Berlin photo gallery sent 18 young photographers to the Berlin Film Festival, in cooperation with the film festival organizers. Let’s see how these very young minds capture pictures with a completely unusual point of view, which includes the use of analogue and Lomo cameras.
The aim of this project, which stays behind the Berlin Film Festival, is to express the perspective of the event from a young mind’s point of view. Eighteen young photographers were sent to Berlin in order to shoot whatever they want with a complete access to all areas and backstage of this amazing event. I think that this concept is a great idea because it shows a different kind of focus on photography.
In particular, the video is focused on Artemis Pyrpilis, a young photographer from Paris who is largely interviewed by the DW-TV journalist, in order to understand the new generation’s photography aims and style.
Artemis seems more interested in the “backstage photography”, which is the less commercial kind of photography when you are in a public event like this. Sometimes “less commercial” means “more artistic” and I think this is the case: she focuses on people who are not shown during the public moments of the festival, like technicians, directors, visitors, usual people, etc.
The analogue cameras which appear in the video are a Holga (120 film, I don’t know exactly the model) and an old Mamiya (maybe the 645 model, but surely a medium format Mamiya).
Watch the video here.