This film explores the colorful life of the photographer Amelia Le Brun and offers a window into how her past demons and nostalgic childhood memories have shaped who Amelia is today.
tugging the yarn taut, as though it was
the most natural thing
in the world for a burly
detective, a tough Irish cop
He finds a Hershey bar
in his breast pocket, offers her a piece.
She flicks her cigarette into the dark,
takes the chocolate and says, Thanks, kiddo.
The cowboy has long stood as a symbol of American values and virile masculinity. But this understanding of the cowboy hides a more complex reality.
Sixth Avenue at 50th Street (1978) by Thomas Struth I’m making my way across lower Manhattan on an early May afternoon, my mask snug and my glasses quickly fogging … Continue reading →
Combining his affinity for the disciplined painting of the great masters with his interest in Surrealism and modern philosophy plus his thirst for adventure and desire to be in the thick of current events, Cartier-Bresson used photography to create visual documents of remarkable spontaneity.
When Chicago nanny Vivian Maier died in 2009, she left behind 100,000 negatives that no one but she had ever seen. They are now considered some of the best photographs of American urban life ever made.
‘I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera.’ – Gordon Parks (1912-2006)
“If you want to change the world, make your life about others. And everything will come back to you.” — Dr. Rouba Mhaissen
Smith frames: Tomoko Uemura in Her Bath
The mother cradles Tomoko, her misshapen daughter.
Light through a dark window.
A post-modern pietà.
“The infinite mistake of Pittsburgh does not take from the fact that the set of photographs is among my finest.”
Dorothea Lange not only created a number of iconic images, but she also was a pioneer in the use of photography as a tool in addressing social injustice.
“Music is the highest form of human communication.”
D A Pennebaker, who died recently, transformed documentary filmmaking. This is his first film. [running time: 5 minutes]