Watching the news or reading a magazine, it's easy to forget about the person behind the camera - that critical eye that pulls you emotionally into the story or conflict being reported. Hundreds of photojournalist put themselves in harm's way to expand the story beyond the typed or read word. During the month of November, HBO shares the photographer's story in a four-part docu-series titled Witness.
"The amazing thing is we don't know many of them," explains Witness director and executive producer, David Frankham to an audience at the premiere of South Sudan at the Bronze Lens Film Festival earlier this month. "They have affected the way we see the world, how we think about conflicts all over and we don't know many by name."
Throughout the month of July the Huffington Post channel Black Voices is giving its readers a perspective on the people, places and unique Southern charm of the ATL.
The month-long special section entitled, "Atlanta Spotlight" features one-on-one interviews and profiles of Atlanta notables and nationally known celebrities that have grown roots in Atlanta. Encompassing the various facets of the Black community here in the city, the stories span the gamut from political exposition to hairstyles and and everything between.
“Atlanta has become a world-class city with the power to influence the nation in business, politics and social trends," says project producer Gil Robertson IV. Robertson moved to the city over ten years ago and is proud to call Atlanta home.
So far, the special section, part of Black Voices' Sunday Magazine has included “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey on what it’s like living in Atlanta; actress Terri Vaughn on her favorite hotspots in Buckhead; and actress Jasmine Guy on the places she frequented growing up in southwest Atlanta. The series has also profiled a new generation of leaders carrying on their families’ legacies in Atlanta’s African American community, including Andrea Young, daughter of Mayor Andrew Young, and Brooke Jackson Edmond, daughter of Mayor Maynard H. Jackson.
Sunday Magazine publishes weekly on Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com/news/bv-sunday)
We were invited to the grand opening of the W Hotel on 14th street last night, and even though we missed His Airness, Michael Jordan, we got a small taste of Tinseltown in the A-town.
In this episode, Ed sits down with artist, Chris "Kazi" Rolle to discuss "The Hip Hop Project," which he, and his students are featured. We also chat with the film's director, Matt Ruskin on the making of this five-year project. Plus you'll hear tracks from the soundtrack featured in the movie.
The Hip Hop Project: Official site to the movie
Art Start: New York arts project that started the HHP
Volunteer Match: Looking to give a hand, why not start here
It's all about unsolved mysteries in the episode of Ed Loves Bacon. Ed goes one-on-one with Author James Ellroy about the subject of his book and upcoming film The Black Dahlia. Plus, learn about some other infamous unsolved crimes.
theblackdahliamovie.net: link to the official movie site.
ellroy.com: site dedicated to all things James Ellroy.
bethshort.com: you've gone this far, find out more about the infamous Hollywood murder mystery.
Aaron and Ed have a candid discussion with Lucy Hamlet and Thembi Nyandeni from the hit musical Umoja The Spirit Of Togetherness.
Aaron and Ed speak with Mozel Spriggs and Dr. Eddie Bradley about "A Night for Dancing and the legacy of Mozel Spriggs." Interview with show hosts Mykelti Williamson and Victoria Rowell.
The underground roundtable, featuring Mendez, Murph, Mike, Jabari, Dosa, and Chante, recorded at Django.
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