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.
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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.
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The existence of light grants us to see the whole spectrum of the prism. As we walk our way across the rainbow, we study, ruse and add meanings to the colors. Some mixes are a match made in heaven; such is the sky and sea.
Since "Breathless", French filmmaker and father of the French New Wave era have left icon after icon all over the culture of cinema. To reflect the era of the 60's, he used bold, contrasting colors consistently all throughout his filmography.
Ansel Adams' western American landscapes will always be the iconic photographic representation of early America, hence so many other photographers he influenced gave their own visual attempts of canyons and valleys in the West Coast. Here we have a rare, early preview of 19th century East America.
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