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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,…
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…
Photographer - Photographs of the Lodz Ghetto During World War II
In 1987, about 400 color slides photographed between 1939 and 1943 in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, surfaced in mint condition in Vienna. They were taken by the ghetto's top Nazi administrator: Walter Genewein. In PHOTOGRAPHER, Polish director Dariusz Jablonski…
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…
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…
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…
Walter Rosenblum: In Search of Pitt Street
An hour-long documentary about the renowned photographer Walter Rosenblum, whose photographs of D-Day, Pitt Street, Spanish Refugees, East Harlem, Haiti, Europe and the South Bronx are a recognized part of our national heritage. Walter Rosenblum's photographs are in major museums…
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,…
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…
Wildness
Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis were two of Australia's greatest wilderness photographers. Their work became synonymous with campaigns to protect Tasmania's natural heritage. From the 1950s to the 1980s, Olegas and then Peter used photography to galvanise public opinion as…
The Life and Work of Frank Hurley
Part of the Series: Great Explorers Series
"Frank Hurley's pictures bring an ill-fated Antarctic voyage back to life - absolutely first-rate photojournalism by a cameraman who had no reasonable expectation of survival." -Time Magazine "Photography within the Antarctic Circle is a challenge. Among the attractions are the…
Victor Burgin: An Interview
Part of the Series: Video Data Bank On Art & Artists: Criticism and Theory
Victor Burgin (b.1941) is known as a highly influential artist and a renowned theorist of still and moving images. After 13 years in the United States, Burgin returned to live and work in his native Britain in 2001, taking up…
Aaron Siskind
"Both the object and the idea are in varying degrees of harmony and dominance... Almost inevitably there are tensions in the picture, tensions between the outside world and the inside world. For me, a successful picture resolves these tensions without…
Photographers of Australia
World-acclaimed photographers Max Dupain, Wolfgang Sievers and David Moore have captured the changes in Australia's character for more than 60 years. Wolfgang Sievers fled Nazi Germany before the Second World War. He arrived in Australia to find a photographic tradition…
The Holtermann Legacy
Part of the Series: Australian Artists Collection
The Holtermann collection is one of the most important collection of photographs in Australia. Discovered in a garden shed in suburban Sydney in 1951, the cache of 3500 negatives proved to be an astonishing record of life on the goldfields…
Antarctic Pioneers
One of Australia's most famous photographers and explorers, Frank Hurley, presents this absorbing film on the history of Australia's first expeditions to the Antarctic continent between 1911 and 1954. In the summer of 1911, a band of true pioneers set…