Raul Ruiz, Poetics of Cinema, Éditions Dis Voir, Paris, 2005, p. 34.

 

 

Cops, two ‘terrorists’ in 20-minute car chase
The Times of India, Monday, July 11, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cop on security duty shoots at self for medal
The Times of India, Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

1982 Coolie accident
Hindustan Times, Friday, February 17, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Hello, the Goya is still on our wall, thank you. (click)’
The Times of India, Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India: Maria Susairaj walks free — A case of chopped body
The Times of India, Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imaginary robbers fuel mass hysteria
India Today, Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen comes to city to meet her hero Salman, finds villain instead
MiD DAY, Monday, March 5, 2012.

 

 

 

Suketu Mehta, Maximum City — Bombay Lost and Found, Penguin Books
India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2006, p. 289–290.

Suketu Mehta, Maximum City — Bombay Lost and Found, Penguin Books
India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2006, p. 289–290.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slumdog Millionaire,Written by Simon Beaufoy, November 4, 2007
© Slumdog Films Limited,
39 Long Acre, London Wc2e 9Lg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 held for theft at actress Sridevi’s home
Mumbai Mirror, Saturday, February 11, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-year-old Delhi boy dies aping TV serial suicide
Hindustan Times, Thursday, February 9, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vijay Mishra, Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire,
Routledge, New York and London, 2002, preface, p. 5.

 

The Fourth Wall (2012)

The Fourth Wall is Max Pinckers’s strategy for guiding the viewer into the spirit of life in Mumbai. Typically, a city of such hardship for many has been conveyed by photographers through observations of communities whose very existence – such as sex workers and child labourers – symbolise the social and economic condition. Pinckers sets himself a very different challenge, perhaps one that is even more empathetic, which is to visualise how human beings creatively survive and escape such difficult realities. Over the course of his final year undertaking an MFA at the School of Arts in Ghent, Pinckers and Victoria Gonzalez-Figueras (who acted as his assistant for lighting and research) went to India, initially for a three-month period, returning for a further two months to complete the project ahead of his graduation. Pinckers went to Mumbai with the idea of creating a photographic project about the Hindi (Bollywood) film industry and the extent to which its narratives are embedded in everyday life in urban India. A few years earlier, while travelling in India, Pinckers had been a paid ‘extra’ on Bollywood film sets, like many young Western tourists who are scouted on the streets of Mumbai and this was when he realised that, ‘Bollywood strongly defines the culture [of India]’. Most of the photographs that made it into The Fourth Wall book (which Pinckers considers the primary form of the project) were made on his second two-month stay in Mumbai by which point almost all the photographs that he made on actual film sets or depicting working actors had been edited out. Pinckers acknowledges that The Fourth Wall works in its, ‘very fine balance’ between the cinematic and the real in order that it can tell a story of magical realist power, of unexplained wonders and drama that are rendered from actual lives and experiences.
Charlotte Cotton, IMA Magazine Vol. 5, Japan, Autumn 2013.

Texts:
File 01 | Max Pinckers by Charlotte Cotton, IMA Magazine, 2013
Ones to Watch by Simon Bainbridge, British Journal of Photography, 2013
Exchanging Gazes by Laura van Grinsven, Mamihlapinatapai, 2012
Introduction for .tiff magazine by Hans Theys, 2012
Tegenpolen in omhelzing by Han Ceelen, De Morgen, 2012