It was John Grierson (1898-1972), the father of the documentary film, who observed that the time would come when cameras recording people's lives would no longer be in the hands of professional photographers and film makers but would be in the hands of 'the people' themselves. That time came some decades ago for still pictures and is now, through digital technology, true of moving pictures.
Some of the still photographic games were played by individual players, with their different responses to the same challenges producing a 'family' of individual works. Other games were played by small groups, producing a 'family' of communal works. Many of the still photographic games produced works which have been exhibited in the Gallery, and remain part of The Black-E Collection.
Games involving moving pictures sometimes included video cameras tracking players through obstacle courses. Others offered 'absolute freedom within a common theme' (fear and how to overcome it, the best things in life are free) and produced the animated 16mm films, 'Three Feary Tales', and 'Money Can't Buy..'.
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