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    Tonight: photojournalism documentary

    SBS ONE shows tonight at 9:30pm a one-hour documentary about Australian photojournalist Philip Blenkinsop. Title: My Asian Heart. From the previews, it looks like he is shooting film with Leica rangefinder cameras. Looks promising.

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    My daughter worked at News Ltd with Mr Blenkinsop. From her:

    <<Yes, I know Phil well. When he first started at News Ltd the old blokes in the photo department used to give him an extremely hard time. He was really young, and quite eccentric already, and way too "arty farty" for their tastes. And we cadets loved him, for the very same reasons. He's a serious not-so-young-any-more insect who's done a lot of important stuff, and he's risked his life many, many times. I'm a big fan of his. Unlike Stephen Dupont, who's managed to turn self-spin and self-promotion into an art form. Dupont is all about himself, though he pretends otherwise. Phil's a true journo. Crazy, but really, really good. >>

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    Ross, I think your daughter's assessment is spot on.

    Very good documentary.

    Joachim, thanks for the reminder, I had marked it but had forgotten about it.

    Mick.

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    That was quite inspiring.

    I was particularly touched when he was talking about his experiences with the Hmong people in Laos.

    Thanks for the heads up, Joachim.

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    Philip Blenkinsop is a brave man. The most stunning scene for me was the one in which he confronted the Nepalese soldiers (who just brutally beat up some young boys) and asked them if they have children themselves. For a moment, he obviously managed to make them feel responsible for their actions. They might have decided as well to beat him up too. Respect.

    I find it very interesting that he decided to stay with film. One should think that digital offers some convenience is such a job. I guess he just prefers the results on film.

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    I missed this. Did anyone make a copy they'd like to share?

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    I missed half of it, but the half I saw, wow! Those images that he was setting up for the exhibition, very nicely done.

    not so sure about the air dried dogs though.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoffy View Post
    not so sure about the air dried dogs though.....
    Don't knock it until you've tried it.
    I have changed my password and changed my email to a random email. This is forum seppuku. Good bye!

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    Dang, and I'm actually staying somewhere with a telly at the moment! I read up a little about the doco and it sounds like it would have been great. I'll second Michael... if anyone made a copy, I'd love to see it.
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