Shadow Thieves - a film by Felix von Muralt
The film follows five professional photographers on three continents in their every-day struggle and observes their strategies to maintain making a living through their passion and chosen occupation: photography. For the medium, the shift from analogue to digital came swiftly, coinciding with the attacks on 9/11, when film photographers were effectively shut out of news cycles due to closed borders and closed airports. Digital photographs, on the other hand, were immediately and freely transmitted images, circulating, ever since, in ever larger numbers through the internet from producer to outlet. Felix von Muralt caught the historic moment on video, documenting how his photographer-friends deal with this monumentous transformation quite differently, and thus shows what it means to be a photographer within such an ever faster-paced and competitive business with its blurred professional standards and definitions.
The Basel premiere of the film will take place on Wednesday, June 13th at 18h at kult.kino camera - next door to photo basel.
A panel discussion with
Felix v. Muralt (Director)
Paul Riniker (Producer)
Thomas Kern (Cast & Photographer)
Maurice Weiss (Cast & Photographer)
Hans Peter Riegel (Photographer & Author)
Koni Nordmann (Photographer & Publisher)
will follow after the screening (19:30) and will take place at photo basel conversations at Volkshaus
For tickets please inquire here