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Qumra Talks - On Photography with Brigitte Lacombe

Qumra Talks

/ Unknown / Qatar / 2018 / 90 min
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


  • Sun, Mar 11, 04:00 PM, MIA-A
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Acclaimed photographer Brigette Lacombe along with renowned documentary filmmaker Marian Lacombe will showcase their collective work in photography and film. The presentation will span Brigitte Lacombe’s illustrious 40-year career in the world of cinema, working with some of the industry’s biggest names including Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, and Leonardo DiCaprio. The Lacombes will also discuss their work on two Qatar based projects 'I am Film' and 'HEY’YA'.

About the Director

Award-winning French photographer Brigitte Lacombe has been capturing portraits for over 30 years, as well as working as a photographer on film sets for iconic directors such as Martin Scorsese, Lynne Ramsay, Steven Spielberg, and Spike Jonze. Since 2009, she has been working on a project for the Doha Film Institute - a collection of over 350 portraits of international filmmakers and actors called 'I am Film'. In 2012, Qatar Museum commissioned Brigitte for the project 'HEY'YA: Arab Women in Sport', which was shown at the 2012 London Olympics and is still being exhibited around the world.

Marian Lacombe was raised in France and studied in New York. For the past 20 years, she has worked as a reporter, anchorwoman, and editor-in-chief on daily news and magazine shows for the private French television channel M6 in Paris. She opened and ran its correspondent headquarters in Lyon and Marseilles, and is now an independent documentary filmmaker.

Emma Pritchard Jones has worked across BBC News as an arts and culture reporter, reporting live from global events from the Oscars to the Cannes Film Festival. Her passion is for women to thrive within the creative industries, and in 2017 Emma gave a TED talk on 'The Toxic Female Gaze', on how the way women are portrayed in the media filters down and affects self-esteem. Emma has also launched her own platform, Electra Media, to focus on interviewing famous women differently by focusing on talent, career and opinions, rather than age, bodies and relationships.

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