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Harvey Wang Presents “From Darkroom to Daylight”

Photographer and filmmaker, Harvey Wang, will screen “From Darkroom to Daylight,”  and two shorts, “Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones” and “Sid Kaplan:The Photographer’s Photographer,”at Green Kill on Sunday, September 16 at 7:30 PM. The screening will be followd by a Q & A with Harvey Wang. BYOB. $10 at the door, advance reservations on eventbrite.com. Seating limited to 45. Snacks and refreshements available at our in-house Ozubar.

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About “From Darkroom to Daylight”

“From Darkroom to Daylight” is  feature length documentary which explores how the dramatic shift from film to digital has affected photographers and their work, including interviews with photographers Richard Sandler, David Goldblatt, Jeff Jacobson, Jerome Liebling, Sally Mann, Eugene Richards and George Tice, as well as innovators Thomas Knoll, who co-created Photoshop, and Steven Sasson who built the first digital camera while working at Kodak.

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About the Short Films

Ann & Milton Rogovins by Harvey Wang

The screening will be preceded by short films about two legendary photographers: “Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones” celebrates the life’s work of photographer Milton Rogovin, who was 93 when this film was made. After being blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s and subsequently losing his optometry practice, Rogovin dedicated his life to photographing the residents of a depressed six-block area in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.  The film won “Best Documentary Short” at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Sid Kaplan, 2008

“Sid Kaplan:The Photographer’s Photographer,” profiles photographer and master printer Sid Kaplan, who has printed for Cornell Capa, Louis Faurer, Robert Frank, Allen Ginsberg, Philippe Halsman, Duane Michals, W. Eugene Smith and Weegee.

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 About Harvey Wang

Harvey Wang studied visual arts and anthropology at Purchase College, State University of New York. He has published six books of photography including “Harvey Wang’s New York (1990)” and, with co-author David Isay, “Flophouse: Life on the Bowery (2000)” and “Holding On: Dreamers,” Visionaries, “Eccentrics and Other American Heroes (1995).” Wang has exhibited widely at museums, including the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the New-York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York. He is also an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been screened in film festivals all over the world. He won the prize for Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003 for “Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones,” and his first feature The Last New Yorker (2007 with Dominic Chianese, Dick Latessa, Kathleen Chalfant, and Josh Hamilton) was an audience favorite. He has also done extensive documentary work for television. He lives and works in New York City.

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