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The film needed to accurately describe the often complex world of US drone strikes abroad, while detailing the nature and intent of Tomas Van Houtryve’s artistic intentions and origins.

Client: Harbers Studios, International Center of Photography
Published: April 30, 2015

The Challenge
Van Houtryve’s stunning and thoughtful work was based around the single image and it’s relationship to a caption that connected the photograph to US drone strikes abroad. Because of this, the body of work is small in terms of the amount of images that are often needed to visualize a film based on photographs.

The Solution
Editor and producer, Tim McLaughlin, used editorial, historical and stock footage to visualize Van Houtryve’s artistic intentions and journalistic findings related to drone strikes.

The Results
The films were shown on April 30, 2015 at the 2015 International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards in New York and launched online on May 1, 2015.

About the Client
This film was a collaboration with Harbers Studio and the International Center of Photography.

Harbers Studios turbocharges the efforts of charitable entrepreneurs by helping them tell their stories. Our goal is to help them articulate and share the value of the work they do so they can inspire others to help them do it. Working with some of the best filmmaking talent in the world, we create compelling visual narratives that enhance the endeavors of organizations working to make the world a better place.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Through our exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 500 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image within our comprehensive educational facilities and archive.

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