Misery Loves Company: The Life and Death of Bruce Gilden / My Father's Memory by Patrick Zackmann
The idea of "street photography," taking one's camera out into the world and shooting whatever catches one's attention, took on a special twist in the work of Bruce Gilden. His photographs are often records of his confrontations with his subjects, and the tension of the moment is as much a part of the final product as the light and shadows. Gideon Gold caught up with the wisecracking Gilden - described as a Damon Runyon of photographers - and provided a platform for Gilden to talk about his life, work, and ideas about photography.
Director: Gideon Gold, Country: USA, Release: 2006, Runtime: 60
Zackmann, a Magnum photographer who admits he can't take a decent photo of his father, made this film to explain why. "I had to accept "the photographic truth": my pictures of my father were not good because I didn't know him and his story. We were not close enough."
Director: Patrick Zachmann, Runtime: 31
When & Where
June 2 - June 3
Walter Reade Theater
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
212 875 5600