CIFA Website Launch Event Series
I See the World Through the Lens of My Camera
The Photographs of Norman A. Spencer
Q&A with Norman A. Spencer and Chris Berry
Professor Norman Spencer has the knack of being in the right place at the right time – and with a camera. His candid photos capture moments like the opening of the First Unrestricted New Image Festival at Beijing Film Academy in 2001, Jia Zhangke on the set for 24 City, Ying Liang’s appearance at the Lincoln Society in New York, Mian Mian’s Shanghai parties, and the opening of the First Chinese Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at Beijing University in 2001. Please take a look at this online exhibition of over 90 photos documenting the development of China’s independent cinema that Norman has kindly donated to the CIFA. Norman and Chris Berry from King’s College London had an online discussion about how Norman came to take these remarkable photographs and communicated with participants afterwards.
Please watch the event recording.