This is just a quick note to all of you who care about well done pieces that document photographers, their work and their thoughts. Rachel Elizabeth Seed is in the final stages of finishing a film about her mother’s wonderful two-box set of images and interviews on eight photographers produced back in 1972, including W. Eugene Smith, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Cornell Capa, Brian Lanker, Lisette Model, Eliot Porter, and myself. I was honored to be placed in such august company way back then when I was less than a decade in the profession.
Rachel Seed’s film is called “A Photographic Memory” and is an attempt to get to know her mother who died when Rachel was just a baby, through interviews and examination of her mother’s interviews. She has spoken to and filmed Bruce Davidson and myself and has probed her mother’s curiosity about all eight of the originally chosen photographers and their work. She is in need of funds to support the final production of her film. She has about two weeks in which to still receive funding.
Please go to Google and find her site under Rachel Elizabeth Seed and “A Photographic Memory.” I think you’ll find the film and the memory of her mother’s work well worth the effort. Try to contribute if you can.
Here is the link to the “A Photographic Memory” site: