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DOC TALK: Peter Hutton

The Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies invites all Media Studies Students, faculty and alumni for a DOC TALK:

doctalk Peter

Monday, March 17 at 1 PM

Kellen Auditorium

66 Fifth Avenue


I’m interested in reminding people of the visual potential of engaging with an image, of going on a little journey within the image.”

The sublime portraits of Peter Hutton’s cities and landscapes display the work of a filmmaker dedicated to the Lumiere brothers’ celebration of the single-image shot.  For forty years, Hutton, a former merchant seaman, has travelled the world from the Yangtze River to the Hudson River Valley, from the Polish city of Lodz to the shores of Iceland and Bangladesh, filming place and landscape in the spirit of the Lumiere brothers’ first voyageur-cinematographers.  “Like the haiku of Bashô,” the scholar Tom Gunning observes, “these seemingly simple films offer lessons in the art of seeing and fashioning images that make you wonder how anyone could produce something simultaneously so humble and so astounding.”

For Doc Talks, Hutton will present his most recent film Three Landscapes (2013) alongside his magisterial Study of a River (1995).

Peter Hutton received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has taught at Hampshire College, Harvard University, SUNY Purchase and, since 1984, at Bard College. In 2008, the Museum of Modern Art curated a retrospective of his work, which has shown in major museums and at festivals in the United States and Europe, including Whitney Biennial (1985, 1991, 1995, 2004). He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, DAAD Berliner, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Dutch Film Critics Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Presented by the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies at The School of Media Studies

Director, Deanna Kamiel

School of Media Studies

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