Ben Russell: photographer, curator, filmmaker (podcast)

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Ben Russell is an itinerant photographer, curator, experimental filmmaker and a Guggenheim award recipient.

Ben Russell is an itinerant photographer, curator and experimental filmmaker. A Guggenheim award recipient, Russell began the Magic Lantern screening series in Providence, Rhode Island. His films include “Daumë,” “The Red and The Blue Gods,” “Black and White Trypps Number Three,” and “Tjúba Tén” (“The Wet Season”), which he describes as experimental ethnographies. This interview explores Russell’s work in Bendekondre, Suriname, his beginnings as a filmmaker, his filmmaking techniques, and his “Five Experimental Ethnographies” which was on the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers from November 3-14, 2008.

An audio interview with Ben Russell, courtesy of Southern Arts Federation.

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This interview is conducted by Allen Bell (Director of Contemporary Arts, Southern Arts Federation).

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