Stories That Matter: Cameraperson
Documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson reaches into the annals of a 25-year career, drawing together a series of vignettes from footage filmed all over the world. Through a collage of fragments ranging from the routine of a Nigerian midwife to a boxing match in Brooklyn, New York, Johnson creates an entirely personal narrative derived from her camera's subjects, bringing to the fore questions about what it means to film another person, and the tension between reality and perception.
What emerges is a thoughtful mediation on the impact of images and imagemaking. In a media saturated world, Camerperson is a gentle but powerful reminder that what we see onscreen should and must be questioned, that what is not shown is often as important as what is.
About Kristen Johnson
Kirsten Johnson has worked as an independent documentary cinematographer and director committed to human rights questions and visual creativity since 1989.She is the principal cinematographer on over 40 feature--length documentaries and has been credited on countless others as “Additional Camera". Her most recent camerawork appears in the Oscar-winning film Citizenfour and Very Semi-serious. Her other credits include The Invisible War, Asylum, Fahrenheit 9/11.
Objectifs presents Stories That Matter, a programme that looks
at critical issues in our world through photography and film. This
year, the programme features the theme 'Conspicuous Consumption' where
different ideas regarding patterns of consumption and their effects will
From food sustainability to the ethics of trophy hunting, these
independent documentaries look at the ways in which our habits of
consumption affect the world around us. Hailing from Myanmar to South
Africa, these films are powerful statements that seek to inform and