Piotr Jaxa

Editorial, 2017


Conrad Lafcadio Hall, ASC (June 21, 1926 – January 6, 2003) was an American cinematographer from Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. Named after writers Joseph Conrad and Lafcadio Hearn, he was best known for photographing films such as In Cold Blood, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American Beauty, and Road to Perdition. For his work he garnered a number of awards, including three Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards.

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Alekan ASC (February 10, 1909 - June 15, 2001). At the age of sixteen he and his brother became travelling puppeteers. A little later he started work as third assistant cameraman at the Billancourt Studios. He then spent a short time in the army, returning to Billancourt in 1931. In the late 1930s he was the camera operator to Eugene Shufftan on Marcel Carné's Quai des Brumes and Drôle de drame . He was greatly influenced by Schufftan's non-naturalistic style. His first success as a director of photography was René Clément's realistic war drama La Bataille du Rail of 1946. In the same year he worked on Jean Cocteau's fable La Belle et la Bête.

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Born in 1950 in Zug, Switzerland. Worked as photojournalist for the Magnum Agency. Recipient of prestigious awards. Works as director and cinematographer for cultural films: Gergiev - A Certain Madness, Mythos Gotthard, Mein Bruder der Dirigent, Voodoo – Mounted by the Gods

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K. K. Mahajan (2 October 1944 – 13 July 2007) was an Indian cinematographer who was known for his work in Parallel Cinema. In a career that spanned over four decades, he won four National Film Awards. He was best known for his work with filmmakers such as Kumar Shahani, Mani Kaul, Basu Chatterjee and Mrinal Sen. Starting his career in the late 1960s, Mahajan worked simultaneously in parallel and mainstream films for the next four decades. In all he shot 84 feature films, around 100 commercials and over 20 documentaries and several television serials.

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César Charlone (born 1958) is a Uruguayan film director, screenwriter, actor and cinematographer. He was born in Montevideo but currently lives in Brazil. In 2003, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the highly acclaimed film City of God. On 2007, he directed his first feature film, The Pope's Toilet, which was selected by Uruguay as its official submission for the 80th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. A year earlier, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Godard originally studied journalism, but switched to film after several years, graduating from La Femis (then known as IDHEC) in 1980. Her first project as a cinematographer was Wim Wenders' 50-minute Room 666, made for television. There she met Claire Denis, who was working as Wenders' assistant director. Godard spent much of the 1980s working as an assistant camera operator or focus puller on films by Wenders, Joseph Losey, Peter Greenaway and Alain Resnais. She also served as director of photography on a short film directed by legendary cinematographer Henri Alekan. Her first collaboration with Denis was the director's debut feature, Chocolat, where she served as the camera operator; she has been Denis' regular cinematographer since 1990, when the two worked together on a documentary about Nouvelle Vague filmmaker Jacques Rivette made for the French television series Cinema, de Notre Temps.

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Marko was born in Ljubljana (1978)
is an one of the most interesting Slovenjan Cinematographer. He is known for his work: The High Sun, Ivan, The Basics of Killing.

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Bogdan Dziworski was born in 'Lodz' on 8 December 1941. Cinematographer, director, photographer. Graduated The Polish National Film, Television & Theatre School in Lodz in 1965. He is currently the dean of Radio & TV dept of Silesian University in Katowice.

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"Cinematographers" is a collection of portraits of directors of photography around the world. I have been working on it since 1995. The idea is to create an independent (thus not financed by any company or institution) selection of photographic portraits of artists who, playing crucial role in the filmmaking process (very often being true co-creators of the film), are almost not known by the general public. This project, however, is not aiming at creating a new group of film celebrities or denying the central role of the director. Its goal is rather to inspire the film audience to become a bit more aware of how movies are really being made: that they are a huge COMMON effort. But first of all, it is a tribute to the authors of image who - through their own creative use of light, composition, movement, rhythm, texture and color - have been changing our way of thinking about film and - in consequence - very often also our way of seeing the world. While taking these environmental portraits I’m always seeking to touch/suggest the source of sensitivity and creative passion of the subject, therefore active collaboration of photographed cinematographer on choosing the location where the photo is taken and on finding the right frame and light is of the highest importance.
So far I have had an honour to collaborate with 128 cinematographers in 26 countries. This unique collection of great artist like Henri Alikan, KK Mahajan, Jack Cardiff, Freddie Yound, Sven, Nykvist, Giuseppe Rotuno, Vittorio Storaro, Subrata Mitra, Witold & Piotr Sobocinski, Raul Coutard, Darius Khonji, César Charlone, Michael Ballhaus, Haskell Wexler, Conrad Hall etc.
My project is addressed to moviegoers, art and film students, photography lovers and historian of cinema.
Last photographa was taken November 21, 2017.
To finish the project I have to make 20 more portraits. The cinematographers from Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, Nigeria are waiting for my visit.


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