We’re excited to continue working with Kartemquin on the preservation and public access of their underseen archival works.
This project is a continuation of a partnership we established in 2013 when Media Burn applied for, and received, two grants from the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) to transfer 21 half-inch reels from Kartemquin’s collection. In total, BAVC provided $5,620 in in-kind work and Media Burn provided $3,266 in cash and $4,000 in in-kind work for the restoration, transfer, and online accessibility of these reels. All 21 videos are online and can be viewed at Media Burn’s website. Many are camera originals shot for “Where’s I.W. Abel?”