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CameraNATHAN ALLEN SWINGLE
DesignEUGENIA MAGANN HAYNES
MusicPAUL LEONARD-MORGAN
ProducerSTEVEN HATHAWAY
ProductionFOURTH FLOOR PRODUCTIONS,
MOXIE PICTURES
CountryUSA
Length76
Year2017
USA
2017, 76'

THE B-SIDE. ELSA DORFMAN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Director: ERROL MORRIS
Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.