FotoFilm: Diary of a Journey: A Tribute to Inge Morath

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Inge Morath—The Inge Morath Foundation/Magnum

Inge Morath—The Inge Morath Foundation/Magnum

Diary of a Journey: A Tribute to Inge Morath will be screening both Saturday, November 12th from 4:00pm - 4:30pm and Saturday November 19th from 12:30pm - 1:00pm.

In 2014, eight women photographers, all recipients of the Magnum Inge Morath award, embarked on a photographic road trip, retracing Morath’s journey along the Danube River and producing new work. With their cameras, children, laptops, a film crew, a small support team and a truck, they began their adventure. Morath began photographing in 1951, and assisted Henri Cartier‐Bresson as a researcher in 1953-54. She became one of the first female members of Magnum Photos in 1955. The motivation of the project is to honor the legacy of this pioneer by retracing her footsteps.

The caravan traveled 2800 km from the river’s source in the Black Forest in Germany to the Black Sea, and through 8 of the 10 countries where the river flows. If this adventure were only about documenting the Danube River, this project would not have become the multidimensional phenomena that mark it as one of the most talked about collaborations in photography today.

The featured photographers are: Olivia Arthur (GB), Lurdes Basoli (ES), Kathryn Cooke (US/GB/IT), Jessica Dimmock (US), Claudia Guardarrama (MX), Claire Martin (AU), Emily Schiffer (US) and Ami Vitale (US).

Presented with the support of Fundación Telefonica and Piovra & Spain Arts & Culture