New Yorker filmmaker Ken Jacobs was a central figure in the post-war experimental cinema and the avant-garde movement of the '60s and '70s. His exploration and innovations in filmmaking, from his first films to his recent digital video experiment have influenced countless of artists. He is widely considered as a founder of American avant-garde cinema.
Jacobs is the director of "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son (1969)" which was admitted to the National Film Registry in 2006. His "Star Spangled to Death (2004)" is a seven-hour largely consisting of found footage.
His influences were from his fascination for early cinema -- found footage was his dominant inspiration as he would deconstruct the cinematic narratives and manipulate them.
Learn more about the filmmaker through this portrait video.
The mid-20th century was the peak of avant-garde art, where artists and photographers resorted to alternative means to create artworks. The photocopier was one of them, and became a creative tool between the 60's and the 80's
The "Nouvelle Vague", or the French New Wave, was a revolutionary movement in French cinema, in which romance in socio-political issues of the 60's became the new mod of artistry. The photographer Raymond Cauchetier has captured all of its beginnings, as with the iconic film "Jules et Jim".
Paris is considered the birthplace of photography, and arguably the place where street photography was developed. But it flourished as a genre only in the post-war era through the Humanist photography movement. Here are photographer Sabine Weiss' street images.
As more people develop refined tastes in film and cinema, many filmmakers have been upping up their game to become the best among the rest. Here's a roundup of 2016's best films, paired through graphic match cuts.
Adrian Piper is known as a mixed medium artist known for tackling socio-political issues regarding gender, race, class, and identity. This show at the Museum of Modern Art explores her retrospective on photo-collage and drawing.
The beauty of language is the variance of meanings and words that are exclusive to a culture. Some things, feelings, and circumstances hold more weight and nuance. It''s why, through Lomographs, we define those words.
Upon the release of their new album "Twentytwo in Blue", new LomoAmigos and NYC-based indie rock band Sunflower Bean stopped by our Lomography NYC store for an exclusive photoshoot with Mitchell Wojcik. Check out the photos and interview here!
The freedom of the analogue medium comes from the unlimited control and manipulation of light. Photographer Louis Dazy brings back his signature electric lights, neon bokeh and artful multiple exposures as he mixes and matches the lenses of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.