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“Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York”

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nina Rosenblum and Daniel Allentuck discuss producing and directing the documentary “Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York,” about a cooperative of radical photographers, born out of the labor movement, who were determined to use their cameras as a tool for social change. Members included noted mid-20th century photographers Weegee, W. Eugene Smith, Aaron Siskind, Bernice Abbott, and Ruth Orkin, among others. In 1951 the U.S. Attorney General publicly blacklisted the Photo League for its left-leaning roots, and the group disappeared. “Ordinary Miracles” opens March 29 at the IFC Center.

Guests:

Daniel Allentuck and Nina Rosenblum

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Comments [2]

john from office

Farrish, OWS is too covered by media and filmmakers and photographers. I work around the corner and everyone is doing their own movie, more importnat than the events covered. There is so much material that it gets lost.

Mar. 27 2012 01:29 PM
Farrish from NYC

I know the film makers are historians, but are they aware of a contemporary version of the League. I, along with some friends, have a vast Occupy Wall Street archive. I have contemplated finding a place to archive these--any ideas?

Mar. 27 2012 12:50 PM

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