Saturday, December 28

Rudy Burckhardt

Wikipedia - "Rudy Burckhardt (1914, Basel – 1999) was a Swiss-American filmmaker, and photographer, known for his photographs of hand-painted billboards which began to dominate the American landscape in the nineteen-forties and fifties. Burckhardt discovered photography as a medical student in London. He left medicine to pursue photography in the 1930s. He immigrated to New York City in 1935. Between 1934 and 1939, he traveled to Paris, New York and Haiti making photographs mostly of city streets and experimenting with short 16mm films. While stationed in Trinidad in the Signal Corps from 1941-1944, he filmed the island's residents. In 1947, he joined the Photo League in New York City. Burckhardt married painter Yvonne Jacquette whom he collaborated with throughout their 40 year marriage. He taught filmmaking and painting at the University of Pennsylvania from 1967 to 1975. On his 85th birthday, Burckhardt committed suicide by drowning in the lake on his property."
NYSS: Rudy Burckhardt's Maine
VOICE: The Met Shares a Sublime New York Photo Album by Rudy Burckhardt
Jacket 21: The Cinema of Looking - Rudy Burckhardt and Edwin Denby
Rudy Burckhardt and Friends: New York Artists of the 1950s and '60s
Met: New York, N. Why?: Photographs by Rudy Burckhardt, 1937–1940
FANDOR: Rudy Burckhardt
PennSound: Central Park in the Dark, New York City, NY, 1985; The Automotive Story, 1954
vimeo: Haiti (1938)
YouTube: Rudy Burckhardt & Edwin Denby: The Climate of New York, Rudy Burckhardt: Man In the Woods

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