- POV Interactive Shorts: Q&A With the Creator of “Fukushima: The Eternal Season”
Q&A with Jake Price, the creator of Fukushima: The Eternal Season.
- Watch CatCam Online at POV!
Mr. Lee is an adopted stray cat that routinely disappears from his North Carolina home. Where does he go? An engineer straps a camera to the cat and inadvertently creates a media sensation. (U.S. only)
- 'Chasing Ice' Documents Melting Ice Caps With Chilling Results
Tom Roston reviews Jeff Orlowski's visually-striking Chasing Ice, a film about environmental photographer James Balog’s quest to document the melting of our ice caps through time lapse photography.
- Nikon D800: Here Comes Nikon, I Think…
Nikon's D800, a $3,000 camera with a full-frame sensor puts the company known for its lenses squarely in the DSLR video game. Canon beware!
- This is My Family – Announcing the Judges
We are excited to announce our This is My Family jury members — journalists, filmmakers, songwriters and adoption experts including CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Dr. Jane Aronson, Zara Phillips and Phil Bertelsen to name just a few. Check out the full list here: This Is My Family: The Jury. This is your chance to dig into […]
- Patti Smith: A Perfect Storm
The Patti Smith celebrations continue! Last week was the POV broadcast of Steven Sebring‘s Patti Smith: Dream of Life, as well as her New Year’s concerts in New York City. Last night saw the opening of “Objects of Life” at the Robert Miller Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea Art District, on West 26th Street. The show […]
- Patti Smith / Steven Sebring Exhibit Opens at Robert Miller Gallery Tonight in New York City
In addition to last week’s documentary film, Patti Smith: Dream of Life, filmmaker Steven Sebring and musician/poet/photographer Patti Smith have also collaborated on a photography exhibit entitled “Objects of Life” opening tonight at the Robert Miller Gallery in New York City. For those of you in New York who may have missed our broadcast last […]
- Win the Companion Book to 'Patti Smith: Dream of Life'!
In honor of the broadcast of Patti Smith: Dream of Life and Patti’s birthday, we’re giving away 10 copies of the companion book! The book Patti Smith: Dream of Life is filled with more than 400 pages of evocative photographs, and beautifully published by Rizzoli press. Elle magazine says: “Coffee-table books, by definition, aren’t meant […]
- Photography Book That Started as POV's Borders Project Comes Out Next Month
We were thrilled to read in last week’s Publisher’s Weekly that a multimedia feature commissioned for our POV’s Borders series back in 2003 could be the “breakout indie hit” in bookstores this season. Photographer and documentary filmmaker Douglas Gayeton is coming out with a book in October entitled Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town,” with […]
- Outside the Frame: If It's on the Web, Can It Be Transgressive?
When the King of Pop passed away last week, the news spread like wildfire online, and the Web exploded with spur-of-the-moment tributes. My brother-in-law, a child of the 80s, was up until 2 a.m. on Facebook Chat, sharing memories and links to videos on YouTube. Others took their reactions to the streets, creating graffiti memorials, […]
- What Does Your Fridge Say About You?
Just thought I’d share this. I was looking for a new salad recipe online and started surfing around… I ended up on Bitten, Mark Bittman’s NYT blog, and one of his recent posts featured this link to a “beautiful photo essay about refrigerator’s contents.” Of course, I had to click. A photo from Good magazine’s […]
- Photojournalist Pirkle Jones, 1914-2009
Photojournalist Pirkle Jones passed away on March 15, 2009 at the age of 95 in Mill Valley, California. The New York Times calls Jones “one of the most admired photographers of his generation.” One of the highlights of his career is a series of photographs that he and his wife took of Bay Area Black […]
- Outside the Frame: The World in Photos, Online
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. Over the past couple of weeks, I conducted an informal survey of how websites ranging from big-name media portals to indie photo blogs use photography to tell stories online. The experience was […]
- Outside the Frame: Talking with the Producers of the NYTimes.com Web Series “One in 8 Million”
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. How do you capture the character of a place? For all the online city guides and Google Map mash-ups out there showing who’s doing what and where they’re doing it — angeldog […]
- Outside the Frame: Food Porn
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame, published every other Wednesday. There are few things I love as much as food. It follows naturally, then, that one of my favorite online activities is looking at pictures of food. When the […]
- Outside the Frame: MediaStorm and Online Storytelling
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame, published every other Wednesday. “MediaStorm’s principal aim is to usher in the next generation of multimedia storytelling.” So announces the website for New York-based multimedia production company MediaStorm. Sound ambitious? Just a bit. […]
- An Interview with Brooke Davis Anderson about Outsider Artist Henry Darger
In 2005, POV aired Jessica Yu‘s film In the Realms of the Unreal. The film is the astounding tale of outsider artist Henry Darger, who, unbeknownst to anyone, had created a 15,000-page novel and hundreds of illustrations that have inspired artists and viewers since their discovery. Three years later, Darger continues to fascinate and astound, […]
- Watching and Reading: February 8, 2008
WATCHING MediaStorm presents Rape of a Nation, Marcus Bleasdale’s photos from the D.R.C. Growing Up Online Is the Internet changing the experience of childhood? Frontline looks at the way kids are spending their time online.. READING Pirates of Sundance: Columbia Law prof Tim Wu recommends indie filmmakers look to BitTorrent for distribution. Via Slate.com Rabbi […]