Griffiths, Philip Jones. (5 of 9). Oral History of British Photography

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    Phaidon publishers office, London, United Kingdom

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    Griffiths, Philip Jones, 1936- (speaker, male)

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    Read, Shirley, (speaker, female)

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    Part 5. Description of travelling gear. Importance of not looking like a soldier or CIA man and of getting on with everyone. Information about Philip Jones Griffiths's (PJG) equipment and technical problems. Access to darkroom, processing colour and the problems of cooling water and keeping cockroaches from eating the film emulsion. Flew to Singapore to renew equipment but didn't lose any till fired on by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Problems with film. Importance of doing his own printing, the need to convert from colour to b&w.

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