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Through a Lens Darkly - Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have…
Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer - The Life and Work of the Photographer and Cinema Pioneer
A fascinating investigation into the work of photographer and cinema pioneer Eadweard Muybridge, Thom Andersen's ( Los Angeles Plays Itself ) much-lauded documentary incorporates a biographical overview of its subject with a re-animation of his historic sequential photographs as well…
Dorothea Lange - Grab a Hunk of Lightning
PBS
More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange's life and lens -- her creations and achievements, her tragedies and losses. Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, her haunting "Migrant Mother" remains emblematic of that…
America and Lewis Hine
An hour long documentary about pioneer photographer Lewis Hine, who documented child labor and the building of America from 1900-1940. Hine's work helped establish child labor legislation and is an important part of our national heritage. Awards and Screenings: World…
Eye on the 60s - The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman
A fascinating recollection of a remarkable era in American History--the 1960's, seen through the work of noted "Life Magazine" photographer Rowland Scherman. Learn of key moments and people from someone on the inside-- JFK, The The March On Washington, Bob…
The Woodmans
A fascinating, unflinching portrait of the late photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist's work (including experimental videos and journal entries) and remarkably candid interviews with her artist parents Betty and George (a ceramic sculptor and painter/photographer), who have…
Eye on the Guy - Alan B. Stone and the Age of Beefcake
Alan B. Stone: astute businessman, quiet suburbanite, and master of the homoerotic pin-up. Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone & the Age of Beefcake explores the little-known world of Montreal's physique photography scene, a distinct gay subculture that emerged…
In No Great Hurry - 13 Lessons in Life with Photographer Saul Leiter
A fascinating documentary on one of the 20th century's most beloved street photographers, Saul Leiter. A contemporary of Diane Arbus and Richard Avedon, Leiter could have been celebrated as the great pioneer of color photography long ago (his fashion work…
An American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps
Robert Frank's The Americans (1958) transformed the landscape of contemporary photography. Fifty years later, Filmmaker Philippe Seclier decided to follow in Frank's footsteps, retracing his path step by step. From Texas to Montana, from Nebraska to Louisiana, from New York…
Bert Stern: Original Mad Man
Bert Stern: Original Mad Man is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of the greatest American photographers of all time. An original Madison Avenue "mad man," Stern's images helped create modern advertising; his ground-breaking campaign for…
Visual Acoustics - The Modernism of Julius Shulman
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics - The Modernism Of Julius Shulman celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away in 2009,…
Twin Lenses - Fashion Photographer Sisters
A feature documentary about the pioneering twin fashion photographers Frances McLaughlin Gill (the first woman photographer on the staff of Vogue) and Kathryn Abbe, now in their eighties, who were both married to famous photographers and worked in the glamorous…
Light in the West - Photographers of the American Frontier 1860-1880
When photography was in its infancy, the American West was still a frontier; and, for a period of about fifty years, the two interacted in a complex and fascinating way. Dramatic subject matter in the West became accessible to photographers…
Riviera Cocktail: Edward Quinn
No other photographer has captured the far-flung social and cultural life of the Cote d'Azur in the fifties with such intelligent verve and remarkably gentle irony as the Irishman Edward Quinn (1920 - 1997). For over a decade, Quinn showed…
Men at Lunch
New York City, 1932. The country is in the throes of the Great Depression, the previous decade's boom of Italian, Irish, and Jewish immigrants has led to unprecedented urban expansion, and in the midst of an unseasonably warm autumn, steelworkers…
Conversations with Willard Van Dyke
In 1935 photographer Willard Van Dyke moved to New York with the belief that films "could change the world" and began a new career as a filmmaker. His name soon became synonymous with social documentary in the U.S. His images…
Harry Callahan: Eleanor and Barbara
This film documents Harry Callahan, one of the great masters of twentieth-century photography. Known for his repertoire of subjects - wife Eleanor, nature, the city - he produced a lifetime of work, which continues to influence a generation. Recognized for…
John Szarkowski on Ansel Adams: Speaking of Art
"Szarkowksi's thinking, whether Americans know it or not, has become our thinking about photography." - US News & World Report, 1990 During his nearly three-decade tenure as Director of the Department of Photography (1962-1991) at The Museum of Modern Art…
John Szarkowski on Eugène Atget: Speaking of Art
"Szarkowksi's thinking, whether Americans know it or not, has become our thinking about photography." - US News & World Report,1990 During his nearly three-decade tenure as Director of the Department of Photography (1962-1991) at The Museum of Modern Art in…
A History of Women Photographers
Fifteen minute historical short, with dramatizations, which was installed in four venues with a traveling museum exhibition: A HISTORY OF WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS 1839-1974, curated by Naomi Rosenblum. NYPL, Akron Art Museum, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Wash. DC,…