Alex Orgera on DIY Cameras, Old Methods, and the Importance of Surprise


In 2015, Alex Orgera co-founded The Halide Project, an organization dedicated to preserving photographic practices both new and old. One of these methods, called pinhole photography, involves puncturing a hole into a lensless container. Light then passes through the hole, and creates an inverted image on the inside.

In her own words, Orgera has become “obsessed” with the process, and likens it to the feeling of a kid performing a science experiment. She talks about the artistic possibilities this old method provides, and explains why photographers who only work digitally are missing out.


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Welcome to Articulate with Jim Cotter, a weekly TV arts magazine show, bringing you fresh and unique stories that explore the variety, quality and heritage of creativity in our region while also showing how art speaks to us in our everyday lives.

Jim Cotter is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past decade of his thirty-year career reporting on the arts in Philadelphia. He was born and raised in Ireland where he began his broadcasting career before moving to the U.K. where he worked for BBC Radio Wales and the BBC World Service. Jim has worked all over the world, including in Europe and Asia to report on The Philadelphia Orchestra's tours.

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