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.”
D A Pennebaker, who died recently, transformed documentary filmmaking. This is his first film. [running time: 5 minutes]
After Ansel Adams’ “Moonrise Over Hernandez, New Mexico 1941″
In 1955, Swiss-born Robert Frank criss-crossed the United States. From 27,000 shots, 83 images: The Americans. Factory workers in Detroit, transvestites in New York City. Billowing American flags, gossamer-thin & torn. … Continue reading