Eric Minh Swenson

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Eric Minh Swenson, also known as EMS, (born 1971) is an American photographer, photojournalist and filmmaker, born in Honolulu, Hawaii,[1] best known for his films on artists and exhibition. He has also focused on Southern California fine artists. [2]

He has also made over 1200 short films which document artists and their processes, as well as their gallery and museum exhibitions. Subjects have included Chris Burden, Peter Shire, Cheech Marin, Lisa Adams, Gisela Colón and Don Bachardy.[3]

Founder of EMS Foto Group and EMS Art Tours.

Swenson has written, directed and produced four feature length narrative films and a documentary, Mana. Mana was shot on Hawaii's Big Island and explores how the ocean and family affect the lives of ten Southern California male artists.[4] The filming concluded with an exhibition at Gallery MELD on Pawai Place in Kailua-Kona. Mana has screened at film festivals,[5][6] museums,[7][8] and internationally.[9]

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  1. ^ Wyman, Chris. "PRO PORTRAIT: Photographer and Videographer Eric Minh Swenson. Capturing the art of creating art". Get the Five. Five Thot. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  2. ^ "f64 Productions ERIC MINH SWENSON". Vimeo.com. vimeo.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Take1 Art Series". Thuvanarts.com. Thuvanarts. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  4. ^ Lucas-Zenk, Carolyn. "Documentary on S. California artists being filmed on Big Isle". West Hawaii Today. Oahu Publications. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  5. ^ "2014 Documentaries". SPIFF. San Pedro International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  6. ^ Lucas-Zenk, Carolyn. "Documentary on S. California artists being filmed on Big Isle". West Hawaii Today. Oahu Publications. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Laguna Art Museum Screens MANA Movie Today at 10:00am". South OCBeaches. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Print MOAH and The BLVD Cinemas Screen the California Premier of MANA: A Film Produced by MOAH Curator Andi Campognone". City of Lancaster. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Mana in Naples". Bakeca. Bakaeca. Retrieved 22 April 2015.

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