Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York



Sunday, December 16, 2012, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   Get Tickets
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About the Program

Academy-Award nominee Nina Rosenblum’s mother and father were both members of the New York Photo League and her father Walter Rosenblum’s work is featured prominently in the exhibition The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League 1936–1951. In this San Francisco premiere, learn more about the lives and work of members of the Photo League.  The film includes original footage shot for the WPA as well as later-in-life interviews. Co-directed and produced by award-winning filmmakers Nina Rosenblum and Daniel V. Allentuck.  Screening followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and an audience Q&A. Co-presented by Lehrhaus Judaica.

Ordinary Miracles:  The Photo League’s New York (2012, 75 min, not rated)

Right image: Jerome Liebling, Butterfly Boy, New York, 1949. Gelatin silver print, 9½ x 9½ in. Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, Photo League Collection, Purchase with funds provided by Elizabeth M. Ross, the Derby Fund, John S. and Catherine Chapin Kobacker, and the Friends of the Photo League. Copyright © Estate of Jerome Liebling.


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