May 18th, 2010 by John

Photography Hijacked, a documentary film by Jack Pam, is a journey through the processes, techniques and outcomes of 12 unique photographers from Australia and America. The idea that individuality of process is what underwrites and makes possible all interesting artwork is explored with each new artist in the film representing a new way of looking at the contemporary medium of photography.

Featuring the work of Graham Miller, Dean Karr, Shen Wei, Jennifer Juniper Stratford, Sarah Small, Toni Wilkinson, Gareth Willis, Brad Rimmer, Amy Stein, Karron Bridges, Angela Boatwright, Bill Sullivan.

The film is divided into 8 sections containing 12 photographers each photographer is given their own space and presence in the film to represent what they want to say in their own way. This unique structure employed by the filmmaker gives the power and control of the film to the individual photographers themselves. The audience is given the opportunity to step into the world of the photographer where they explain how and why they make their work. The viewer is taken on a ride from the Hollywood Hills of LA, to the Wheat belt of Western Australia to the streets and lofts of New York and into the Rebel Motorcycle Clubhouses of Australia and beyond. You are invited into these worlds with a photographer as your guide as they journey to capture their subject and explain their work.

Photogrpahy Hijacked Screens tonight  10:05pm Tuesday, 18 May 2010 on ABC1


//PRODUCED BY Matteo Bruno


Prefuse 73 – USA (Warp)

Inch Time – Australia (Static Caravan)

Bloom – Australia

Boxharp – Australia (Hidden Shaol)

Victor Burmon – Australia (Hefty)



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