A Room With A View: The Ronald Grant Archive and The Cinema Museum

by Julian Jackson Tucked away in an obscure corner of South London is a researcher’s treasure: The Ronald Grant Archive and The Cinema Museum. For film lovers like myself, going there is like falling into a crazy Aladdin’s cave stuffed full of film memorabilia and equipment. Ronald Grant started the archive in 1973 and continues …


See What Developed – Elsa Dorfman’s Photography

We love Errol Morris and Polaroids. Just had to have Michael Masterson review this super new doc. Treat yourself! By Michael Masterson When I was a teenager I wanted a Polaroid SX-70 camera so badly I could taste it. When my parents finally caved in and gave me one for Christmas, I was entranced with …


Are EMOJI Protected by Copyright?

We all wonder about the legalities of using Emojis in our projects. Attorney David Lizerbram tackled this in his blog, reprinted here with his kind permission. Emoji. They are universally beloved. In fact, I’m wondering why I’m even bothering to write this blog post with the boring old English alphabet. But, as with any other …


70 years of Magnum through the Female Lens

“Glass ceilings.” “Level playing fields.” And similar terms, that we’ve all heard many times before, when it comes to describing the push for women to be able to compete, professionally. One might think that Magnum – with its commitment to journalistic truths, its inherent desire to expose the true nature of the world; via more …


Homer Sykes – British Customs and US Street Photography

by Julian Jackson Homer Sykes started as a photographer by grabbing his father’s camera and shooting in the backstreets of Nice in France, where they were holidaying in the 1960s. Streetlife and cultures of the UK have remained a major feature of his work. He is almost an anthropologist who instead of studying distant cultures, …


100 photos that shook the world

It’s that time of year again: there’s something about the impending close of one year, and the dawning of another, that brings out the “list maker” in us all. Film fan are drawing up their best of the year movie lists, as are book critics, and music aficionados; but Time has come up with a …


The Surgeon Behind The Knick: Interview with Dr. Burns

We are so pleased to present this interview with Dr. Burns – much gratitude to Sonia Epstein, author and Executive Editor, Sloan Science and Film. This article is republished with permission from Sloan Science & Film, an online publication reporting on all things science and film, published by Museum of the Moving Image and funded …


Profound Archive Loss Syndrome

By guest writer Simon Herbert Many times in our lives, we only realize the importance of something after it’s gone. That’s what our parents tend to preach to us: to value what you have in the long term; but, usually, we don’t listen, and “stuff” happens; and suddenly, when things go awry, we’re back to …


Talking About My Generation

We age, but photographs don’t; they capture in aspic, those moments when we were at the height of our vibrancy– and how often does that happen when we are pogo’ing in a mosh pit (try doing that in your fifties and see what happens…); or forgetting three out of four days we spent at a …


A Museum Without Walls…for an Art Without Boundaries

Sometimes, if there ain’t a museum for what you want, you just have to set it up yourself…which is precisely what Bill Becker, a television producer and writer and noted historian of photography (his research has been published in American Heritage, History of Photography: An International Quarterly and other forums) did. Also; if you don’t …