Ugh. I paid for that documentary long ago. The only really interesting thing I learned is that he never did his own processing or prints. And I also learned the same about my personal favourite photographer, Walker Evans. Apparently. Being museum caliber famous involves two things. Coming from a well off background. And not touching your own negatives.
I learned a lot more about him from his show at ICP. Apparently he started at like 23. Also, during WWII he burried his Leica near a farm before going on the run and becoming a POW, and when he got out. He went back to that farm to get his Leica a year later. I thought that was so hardcore.
Last edited by swoop : 03-25-2008 at 01:06.