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Streaming video

Title Conversations with Willard Van Dyke
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015


Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 59 min.)
Summary 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 of cottonfields, steelmills and industrial towns, and his portraits of unemployed factory workers and their families, provide an invaluable chronicle of those years and have become timeless examples of cinematic art. A candid portrait of a distinguished and outspoken man, this film includes conversations with colleagues Ralph Steiner, Joris Ivens and Donald Richie; footage of Edward Weston, his close friend and mentor; and many excerpts. It explores the dilemma of anyone with a social conscience who must face the harsh realities of earning a living while retaining their integrity. And it reveals a man in his seventies still determined to do good creative work
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by New Day Films in 1981
Subject Van Dyke, Willard 1906-1986
Photography -- United States -- 20th century
Photographers -- United States -- Biography
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Rothschild, Amalie film director
Kanopy (Firm)