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Abbott: A View of the 20th Century

Directed by Kay Weaver and Martha Wheelock

Year: 2009, 56 mins
Code: RV-Abbott

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Critics place Berenice Abbott at the head of her class; she was one of the greatest american photographers of the 20th Century. From her portraits of the avant-garde taken in Paris during the 1920s, to her documentation of New York in the 1930s, to her science photography of the 1950s, and her studies of small-town America, Abbott's genius is in the incredible range of her work. 

Filmed during her 91st and 92nd years, the open-hearted Abbott takes us on a guided tour of her Century. The tour teaches history, perseverance, courage, and single-minded dedication to one's chosen field. A brilliant film about a brilliant American artist.

Kay Weaver is a producer and director, known for Votes for Women (1997), One Fine Day (1984) and Berenice Abbott: A View of the 20th Century (1992).

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