A Life in Photography.
Produced by Richard B. Woodward. Directed by Sandra McLeod.
Checkerboard Film Foundation,
Featuring extensive interviews with John Szarkowski, Joel Meyerowitz, Thomas Roma, Peter Galassi, and Maria Morris Hambourg, this film boasts an in-depth discussion of the influential curator's life and work covering several of his most essential publications and exhibitions. The first to champion the purely photographic properties of the medium, Szarkowski moved well beyond the age old debate over photography as art, securing instead a rigorous catalogue of twentieth century masters. Rewards repeat viewing. 47 minutes, VHS.