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‘Bedside Manner’ Takes Us Into the Strange World of Simulated Doctor’s Visits

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In the late 1800s, explains New York-based photographer Corinne May Botz, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot held weekly lectures at the Salpêtrière teaching hospital amphitheater, where he would display women suffering from what was then known as “hysteria.” More than a century later, Botz traces the often uncomfortable intersections of theater and illness in Bedside Manner, for which she documented standardized patients, or professional actors used in instructing medical students in interacting with and treating a diverse set of cases.

‘The Salt of the Earth’: The New Sebastião Salgado Documentary Directed by Wim Wenders

The first photograph Paris-based photojournalist Sebastião Salgado ever took was a portrait of his wife Lélia. Since then, the pair, who together form Amazonas Images, has shared with us secrets from the most impenetrable and delicate corners of the globe. The photographer has traveled to more than one hundred separate countries, propelled forward by his empathy for humanity and love for the planet to shoot everywhere from the war-torn regions of Rwanda and Bosnia in the 1990s to the home of the majestic and hunted elephants of Zambia.

New Susan Sontag Documentary Sheds Light on Her Love Affair with Images

“She was obsessed with beauty,” notes director Nancy Kates of her recent subject, prolific writer and activist Susan Sontag, who penned the 1977 opus On Photography, a collection of essays that has since shaped and colored our relationship the medium.

A Short Film on Photography Featuring Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Arne Svenson

For Reely and Truly, London-based photographer Tyrone Lebon pays tribute to the medium by tracking down and interviewing dozens of artists and photojournalists, including Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Arne Svenson. Tracing a non-linear narrative, the film moves in hallucinatory frames from one photographer to the next, their disparate lives threaded together by recorded conversations between the filmmaker and his father, fashion photographer Mark Lebon.

Fascinating Film Looks at ‘The Toxic Price of Leather’ in India

Photographer and videographer Sean Gallagher’s short film reveals the devastating cost of leather production in India. Situated along the Ganges river, the northern city of Kanpur has become the country’s largest producer of leather, 95% of which is exported to western markets. With lack of regulation and keeping costs as low as possible, 50 million litres of highly toxic waste gushes into Kanpur from the tanneries everyday. This chemical-riddled water then flows back into the community, polluting farmland and spreading disease. The Toxic Price of Leather presents a very human story about the ramifications of widespread consumerism and those wounded in its never-ending appetite.

Funded by the Pulitzer Center.

‘Call Your Mom’: Just Do It

“I did get those cookies. Me and my friends ate all of them in one night.”

A group of creatives took to the streets of San Francisco to ask individuals when they last called their mother, surprising them further by requesting that they call her right then. The result is funny and tender, full of moments both joyful and poignant. Though none of us phone home as much as we should, Call Your Mom proves that no matter what, there is no one quite like Mom.

Film by Hollye Westbrook, Jiayi Wang, Kevin Descardes, and Kinni Mehta.

Fake Video Campaign Full of Every Advertising Cliché You’ve Ever Seen

“Did we put a baby in here?”

Feast your eyes on the best worst video you have ever seen. This is a Generic Brand Video is chock-full of the most bland, stereotypical and manipulative clips that bombard us in mainstream advertising on a daily basis. From caring superficially about the environment to supposed racial and gender equality, this narrated video pokes fun at every pandering ploy. Originally based on Kendra’s Eash’s clever piece in McSweeney’s, the stock video provider Dissolve boldly stepped up to make her written word a fantastically cliché reality. Speaking of their inspiration, Dissolve admitted “The minute we saw the brilliant piece, we we knew it was our moral imperative to make that generic brand video. No surprise, we had all the footage.”

via Adweek

From Age 0 to 14 in 4 Minutes: Captivating Video Shows a Girl Growing Up Week by Week

Photographer Frans Hofmeester decided to record his newborn daughter Lotte every week from the day of her birth. After shooting for 14 years, Hofmeester created a captivating time-lapse of Lotte’s growth. She appears to flourish in seconds before our eyes, her expressions and laughter permeating every frame. Portrait of Lotte is not just an example of the fleeting nature of time, but of the bond between father and daughter. For parents, the moments will always pass too quickly.

8 Million Flower Petals Shower a Costa Rican Village in a Cascade of Color

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See what happens to one tiny tropical village in Costa Rica when showered with 8 million flower petals for Sony’s new 4K TV campaign. Shot over a period of two weeks and with no digital manipulation, photographer Nick Meek and film director Jaron Albertin had the privilege of flooding the town with almost 3.5 tons of flora and fauna to create this glorious scene. Using a local volcano as the source for the imagined eruption, the cascading rainbow of colors blankets the world in a visual feast of detail and wonder.

Inspired by Syria, Confronting Video Imagines the Ravages of War If It Happened in the West

Save the Children released a haunting video that imagines one little girl’s life ravaged by war in the course of one year. Inspired by the 5 million young people displaced and affected by the Syrian conflict, the brief clips follow a British child’s experience if combat violence tore apart her home and family. The intimate first-person perspective powerfully illustrates why it is so important to be aware and give help to those suffering across the world. Marking the third anniversary of the Syrian crisis, the video’s message is a timely reminder – “Just because it isn’t happening here, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.”

To get involved, visit Save the Children’s website.

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