EVERYBODY STREET, directed by Cheryl Dunn, illuminates the lives and work of New York's iconic street photographers - including Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Ricky Powell...
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EVERYBODY STREET, directed by Cheryl Dunn, illuminates the lives and work of New York's iconic street photographers - including Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Ricky Powell and Jamel Shabazz - and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. Shot by renowned photographer Cheryl Dunn on both black and white 16mm film and color HD, the documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.Written by
A beautiful, passionate film about an under-appreciated art form
Cheryl Dunn's gorgeous and passionate ode to street photography is a truly wonderful film with a soundtrack that throbs to the beat of New York City past. Featuring interviews with over a dozen shooters, including the brilliant Elliott Erwitt, Mary Ellen Mark, and Joel Meyerowitz, the film is both an eye opening tutorial and a refresher course in the vibrancy of this fading genre of photography. But even aside from the amazing images on display here (and note, the stills don't move, the foregrounds do not detach from the backgrounds, you are given free reign to just look at the photos in all their glory as you would in a museum), the pacing, the structure never have you glancing at your watch, as is so often the case with art documentaries. There's a story here. A rich history of genius that makes us look at the human race through a clear and focused lens.
"Everybody Street" is a must see for lovers of not only photography, but of art and New York City in general. If you know about street photography, you will adore this film. If you don't, get ready for an eye opening experience, get ready to fall in love with a few new photographers. But warning, it might just make you want to take to the street, get in some stranger's face, and take their picture.
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