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Disfarmer: A Portrait of America

52 minutes 12 seconds

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In the small mountain town of Heber Springs, Arkansas, a portrait photographer known as Mike Disfarmer captured the lives and emotions of the people of rural America during the two World Wars and the Great Depression. Critics have hailed Disfarmer's remarkable black and white portraits as "a work of artistic genius" and "a classical episode in the history of American photography." This feature documentary discovers an American master, his influence on the modern Manhattan art world, and the legacy he left behind in his hometown of Heber Springs.

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    Ken L. (Richmond Heights, OH)
    January 25th, 2016 at 01:43 PM

    Great video. We used this in conjunction with our monthly lessons.