LOOKING FOR LIGHT: JANE BOWN - Limited Edition

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LOOKING FOR LIGHT: JANE BOWN - Limited Edition

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LIMITED EDITION

Limited to just 1000 numbered editions and featuring an original photograph of JOHN BETJEMAN signed by JANE BOWN, along with bespoke sleeve artwork and booklet featuring essays by film makers LUKE DODD and MICHAEL WHYTE.

A revealing portrait of this most self-effacing but great portrait photographer emerges through conversation, anecdote and candid reflection. 

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Directors: Luke Dodd, Michael Whyte
Running Time: 82 mins
Language: English
Region: Region 0
Classification: E (Exempt from classification)

In the almost six decades that Jane Bown (born 1925) worked for the Observer newspaper, she became renowned for insightful, highly individualistic portraits of the famous. Some of these portraits are now regarded as classics of the genre--Samuel Beckett, Queen Elizabeth, The Beatles, Bertrand Russell, Mick Jagger, Margaret Thatcher, etc. Bown's great mantra is, 'photographers should neither be seen nor heard'. Diminutive in stature and with an all-important ability to blend into the background, Bown was the antithesis of the Fleet Street, macho photojournalist. This feature documentary is a beautiful portrait of both Jane Bown, her determination to succeed in an almost exclusively male world, and her process of working as a photographer. It includes interviews with Rankin, Nobby Clark and Don McCullin and her many iconic photographs of the great and the good (and a few bad) of the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

EXTRAS:

  • Extended interviews with Edna O'Brien, Rankin and Sean O'Hagan
  • an original photograph of JOHN BETJEMAN signed by JANE BOWN
  • bespoke sleeve artwork and booklet featuring essays by film makers LUKE DODD and MICHAEL WHYTE

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