Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rare Interviews with Photographic Legends in The 1970's

A personal documentary film about a daughter's search for the mother she never knew through their shared love of photography.

A Photographic Memory on Kickstarter is a project which began when Rachel Seed uncovered some boxes of short films at her dad's house about the photographic icons Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Cornell Capa, Lisette Model, W. Eugene Smith, William Albert Allard, Don McCullin, and others. Her mother, filmmaker and journalist Sheila Turner-Seed, had directed and edited the films in the early '70s. She suddenly passed away when Rachel was just 18 months old.
"I discovered that her raw interviews had been sitting like a time capsule at the International Center of Photography since 1979 when my dad sent them there for safekeeping. This led me to start A Photographic Memory, a film celebrating my mother's life and work, as well as ICP founder Cornell Capa's vision for photography."
Excerpt from Sheila's typed transcript of her interview with W. Eugene Smith.

Letter from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Sheila.

You can find more about this project on Rachel Seed's Kickstarter campaign.

(via Feature Shoot)

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