shot - trigger- shot The series of the short educational film-portraits about world-known photographers. Five-minutes long, but touching and very intimate monologues about their personal views on the art and life, their philosophy, their achievements and addictions and last but not least with examples of their work. This is an attempt to consider in the cult who has achieved great recognition as photographer, not a modern icon, not a super-professional, or master of a particular genre, but the human who is asking the questions himself and world around him with the help of photography. Together with German production company Liebhaber Film and Austrian production company Lotus Film, we plan to produce this documentary serial for TV. Literature part, interviews and character's selection is being made by famous Ukrainian photographer Viktor Marushchenko. He is a participant of many international exhibitions and biennale, including 26th Sao Paulo Biennale and 49 Biennale di Venezia. In 2004 he founded Viktor Marushchenko's school of Photography which is working till nowadays. Directing is being made by young Ukrainian documentary filmmaker Juri Rechinsky, participant of a number of international film festivals, including Documenta.Madrid, Artdocfest, Molodist IFF.
List of characters: 1. Juergen Teller is a German photographer, who is balancing between fashion and art photography. He is an outstanding representative of so called "glam-trash" photography. His pictures are always recognized. He is also well-known for a big number of celebrity's portraits.
2. Jocelyn Bain Hogg is a British photographer, famous for his documentary projects, including the series heâ€™s been working on for the past 10 years which involved him getting up close and personal with some of the United Kingdoms most notorious and most dangerous criminals.
3. Sophie Ristelhueber is a French photographer. Her photographs concern the human impact of war, and she has photographed extensively in the Balkans and Middle East. She was born in Paris, where she still lives. In March 2010, she earned the Deutsche BĂśrse Photography Prize.
4. Nan Goldin is an American photographer, wide-known for her heartfelt series "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency", in which she was documenting details of personal and intimate life of her LGBT friends for a long period of time. She is a laureate of the Hasselblad Award (2007).
5. Anders Petersen is a melancholic Swede, well-known in a not so wide circle of photography connoisseurs, who had a great influence on a group of world-known artists such as Antonie D'Agada. His favorite topic is people from the social bottom.
6. Viktor Marushchenko is a famous ukrainian photographer, participant of more than 60 international exhibitions and biennale in Germany, Switzerland, France, USA, Canada, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, including 26th Sao Paulo Biennale and 49 Biennale di Venezia. In 2004 he founded Viktor Marushchenko's school of Photography which is working till nowadays. His photos are presented in museums, galleries and privat collections.
7. Antoine D'Agata is a French photographer, who deals with addiction, sex, personal obsessions, darkness, prostitution, and other topics widely considered taboo. In 2001 D'Agata won the NiĂŠpce Prize for young photographers. D'Agata has been a full member of Magnum Photos since 2008.
8. Paul Graham is a British artist living in the United States, the last laureate of the Hasselblad Award. "Paul Graham - one of the most brilliant photographers of his generation. His works reflect personal experiences and at the same time talk about social problems. You can feel the “Spirit of the time” in his works, which is so difficult to grasp by the common man”, – says in the conclusion of the Hasselblad Foundation.
9. Richard Billingham is an English photographer and artist who is best known for his photobook Ray's A Laugh which documents the life of his alcoholic father Ray, and obese, heavily-tattooed mother, Liz. In 1997, Billingham was included in the exhibition Sensation at the Royal Academy of Art which showcased the art collection of Charles Saatchi and included many of the Young British Artists. Also in 1997, Billingham won the Citigroup Photography Prize. He was shortlisted for the 2001 Turner Prize, for his solo show at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.
10. Alexandr Glyadyelov is a Ukrainian photographer, who has covered armed conflicts in Moldova (where he was wounded), Nagornij Karabakh, and Chechnya. Since 1996-1997, Glyadyelov has concentrated on long-term documentary photography projects: socially deprived children and the HIV / AIDS epidemic. In one of his most marking projects he depicts a drug addict injecting himself in the neck later on he photographs the funeral of that same individual. Alexandr Glyadyelov portrays the despair a poverty facing many ex-soviet block countries.
11. Sebasti達o Ribeiro Salgado is a legendary Brazilian photographer from MAGNUM agency (1979-1994), currently lives in Paris and shoots for his agency Amazonas Images. He has a countless amount of awards and prizes.
12. Miron Zownir is a German born photographer, who is already considered as a modern day classic. Miron Zownir took up photography in the late 70s during the hey-days of the punk-phenomenon in West-Berlin and London, delivering a tight portrayal of the movement and its peculiar attitude towards life in limbo between a utopian vision of anarchy and nihilistic self-destruction. He deals with the hidden realities on the so-called fringes of society. Although his approach is extremely unsparing and rude, the images it renders are often surprisingly poetic, and deeply appealing. His documentary Bruno S. Estrangement is death was playing successfully at the Berlinale, Toronto Hot Docs, Krakow film festival etc.
13. Joel-Peter Witkin is a cult American photographer who often deals with such themes as death, corpses and various outsiders such as dwarfs, transsexuals, hermaphrodites, and physically deformed people. Witkin's complex tableaux often recall religious episodes or famous classical paintings.
14. Boris Mikhailov is the only living representative of the post Soviet Union in the world photography. Mikhailov can be considered as the inventor of such direction in photography as trash. With a view of the artist and the ability to penetrate into different social groups, he creates a unique series. He is a laureate of the Hasselblad Award (2000).
15. Rena Effendi is an Azerbaijan photographer, who’s early documentary work was focused on the oil industry’s effects on people’s lives in her own country. As a result, she followed a 1,700 km oil pipeline through Georgia and Turkey, collecting stories along the way. Her work was exhibited world wide including at the "Visa Pour l'Image" Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France, at the 52nd Venice Biennale in Italy and at the Istanbul Biennial.
16. Rafal Milach is a documentary photographer based in Warsaw, Poland. For more than 10 years he has been working on transition issues in Russian speaking countries and CEE region. His pictures and books have been awarded with World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Photography Book Now and New York Photo Festival awards.
17. Jan Saudek is a legendary Czech art photographer and painter. His early art photography is noted for its evocation of childhood. Later his works often portrayed the evolution from child to adult (re-photographing the same composition/pose, and with the same subjects, over many years). Religious motives or the ambiguity between man and woman have also been some of Jan Saudek's recurring themes. His work was the subject of attempts at censorship in the West during the 1990s. Jan Saudek is without question, the most provocative figure in the history of Czech photography.
18. Erich Lessing is an icon of Austrian Photography. Born 1923 In Vienna he escaped from Nazis in 1939 to Palestine. After his return in 1947 he started his work for Associated Press. Since 1951 he is member of Magnum Photos. He documented politics in post-war Europe, especially in Communist countries. In the 1960s, turned to more cultural subjects such as art, science, and history, by taking portraits of poets, musicians, physicists, and astronomers. With these photographs, Lessing has produced more than 40 books. Beside many national prizes he was awarded with American Art Editors´ Award for his work during the Hungarian Revolution and Prix Nadar for his book “Odyssee”.
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