Cinema and Photography:Influencing Each Other?
It is a well known fact that the art of photography predates the art of cinema by several decades. It is also a well known fact that cinematography evolved from the art of photography. But it is not known to many that the art of photography has also been impacted greatly by the art of cinematography. Many photographers have been inspired by their favourite films and film masters. There is an exposition of the works of ten Magnum photographers who picked their lessons from cinema at the Cinematheque Francaise. I dealt with the case of Abbas, the Iran-born photographer with Magnum in my post at http://indiaphotoculture.blogspot.com/2007/06/cinema-and-photography-influencing-each_8486.html