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Film Details

COLOR, 17 MINUTES
YEAR PRODUCED: 1987
PRODUCER: Edgar B. Howard
DIRECTOR: Theodore R. Haimes

Aaron Siskind

LISTED UNDER: Photography

Summary

"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 eliminating them."- Aaron Siskind, 1954

Aaron Siskind is most remembered for his imaginative photography of two-dimensional surfaces.

This film surveys Siskind's work over half a century, from his social documentaries of the 1930s to the forms and abstract imagery of found objects, stone walls, and graffiti of ensuing decades.

The photographer is filmed on location in Martha's Vineyard and Lima, Peru.

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