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Two major accomplishments of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith - a monumental portrait of the city Pittsburgh (1953-1957) and a record in pictures and audio of a NYC jazz loft

Monday, February 8, 2021
7:00pm – 9:45pm
Online Howe Library
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Films, Lectures & Seminars

Origins and legacies of the "Jazz Loft Project" https://www.wnyc.org/jazzloftthemovie/ and the discovery of the audio recordings of the jazz loft found when studying Smith's equally mammoth photo documentaion of Pittsburgh. https://www.wnyc.org/shows/jazz-loft

Sara Fishko and Sam Stephenson will discuss two major accomplishments of the photojournalist W. Eugene Smith: a monumental portrait of the city Pittsburgh (1953-1957) and an amazing record in pictures and audio of a NYC jazz loft (1957-1965).

JOIN ZOOM MEETING: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88693223359?pwd=Y09XOGd6U3VQZlp3ZWFPZ2NMRTJnUT09

Meeting ID: 886 9322 3359

Passcode: 156611

FILMS:  Selected clips, images and feature The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith (2016) Sara Fishko 88’. TRT 140 mins.

BIOS:  SARA FISHKO Award winning Public Radio producer and host of the ten-part Jazz Loft Radio Series (2009), and director of the documentary film The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith (2016).  

SAM STEPHENSON, documentarian and scholar of The Jazz Loft Project and author of Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Project, The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965 and Gene Smith’s Sink, A Wide-Angle View.

W. EUGENE SMITH was an American photojournalist. He has been described as "perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay."Wikipedia

LINKS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRHXDrOjCE4&ab_channel=skopjejazzfest



COSPONSORS: AVA Gallery and Art Center, CATV, Department of Film and Media Studies Dartmouth College, Filmmakers Showcase, Howe Library, Jones Media Center-Dartmouth Library, VTIFF Vermont International Film Foundation.

For more information, contact:
Bruce Posner / Megan Coleman

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.