Thank you Pattern ! - Social isolation doesn't mean lack of inspiration -
Events and Exhibitions Canceled
In response to the COVID-19 spread we are canceling and postponing all scheduled exhibitions and events until further notice. That said, social isolation doesn't mean lack of inspiration. Below are some things to keep us excited about the world that we are taking a break from it.
Step aside Netflix
Who needs the anxiety of watching Contagion or Black Mirror. Here are some great collections of films to keep you engaged with the photo and documentary worlds.
I can think of few more inspiring ways to spend this time inside than watching the Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling, a recent addition to the Magnum Learn catalogue. It is like a masters class from the comfort of your living room. It is $99 well spent. But if you can't make that work in this belt tightening time, let us know and Pattern can help out.
The IDFA has made a large archive of documentary films free to stream online (thanks to Mike Shum for the info)
Portfolios are Passé
Instagram can be a horrible place to see photography and many portfolio sites are equally bad. Here are some wonderful websites from photographers who use the online medium as a way to explore the complexity of their work, not just the prettiness of their pictures.