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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…
Art of Erotica
The subjects are five photographers and an illustrator whose artistic focus inhabits the world of fetish erotica. We get up close and personal with the artists' craft--showing fetish photography and film shoots--while posing broader questions surrounding the First Amendment rights…
Ordinary Miracles - The Photo League's New York
ORDINARY MIRACLES: THE PHOTO LEAGUE'S NEW YORK is a feature-length documentary film which tells the story of the rise and politically motivated fall of the Photo League, (1936-1951) which for fifteen years served as the center of the documentary movement…
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…
On Beauty - Challenging Beauty Standards in Photography
From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty. ON BEAUTY follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the…
Return to Cuba: In the Footsteps of Walker Evans - Revsiting the Work of a Groundbreaking Photographer
In his first commissioned body of work as a photographer, Walker Evans travelled to Cuba in 1933 to document the conditions of the Machado regime for Carleton Beal's book The Crime of Cuba . A vibrant, insightful documentary, RETURN TO…
Frame by Frame - Building a Free Press in Afghanistan
After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own - reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves. Nominated for…
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…
Exposing Homelessness
Exposing Homelessness is a film that documents the experience of three formerly homeless women who participated in a three-month photography workshop. They were given 35mm cameras and instructed in the art of black and white photography. Drawing from their personal…