World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Joe Clark with a large display of cameras.
Photographer Joe Clark (a.k.a. "Hill Billy Snap Shooter") posing with a large display of multiple cameras.

Today is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage!
To celebrate the occasion, the Girona City Council (Spain) through the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) and the Cinema Museum, with the collaboration of the International Council on Archives (ICA), created a terrific poster (caution: clicking that link downloads a large PDF of the poster) and website—both offered in four languages including English.
We celebrate the day here at A View to Hugh with the photograph above made by Hugh Morton of photographer Joe Clark, the “Hill Billy Snap Shooter” (who has been featured here in previous posts) and a vast array of cameras.
Last week I came across an interesting new discovery about the photograph of Clark and Andy Griffith used in one of those posts, “Don’t Smoke your Eye Out” on 12 June 2009.  I’ll be writing a follow up post on that discovery next week.  The other post that mentions Clark is about the Honorary Tar Heels, which includes a Morton photograph of Clark photographing while standing on top of the Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain.
You can celebrate your audiovisual heritage today, too.  Just shoot a photograph or video!

One thought on “World Day for Audiovisual Heritage”

  1. This photography is a real art work, Joe Clark looks amazing with all the cameras around him! Maybe today we are not aware about the importance of shoot and document our lives. However If we are lucky when the sons of our sons will look at today photograph they will be as fascinate as I am looking all this cameras. To sum up, it’s great to have A World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

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