Event Title

Art Shay, prolific photographer- editing a full length documentary film

Presenter Information

Gabriella Cisneros

Mentor 1

Jennifer Plevin

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:30 PM

Description

Art Shay, now age 95, has been taking photographs for 80 years. The Chicago-based, Bronx-born photographer worked with big names like Life magazine and newspapers all over the country, written children's books, published photo essay books, and more. He has taken pictures of most of the popular culture icons and historical events over the last decades. The feature-length documentary about Shay’s life has been in the works for 5 years. Now in the hands of doc|UWM, the documentary is being edited using interviews and verité footage. I have gotten the chance to meet and film two interviews with Art Shay over the last two semesters, and now I've researched and put together an edit for an introduction to the film, mixing live footage, archival photos, and video. We are working to tell the story of Art Shay’s life and work, and hoping to do justice to this eclectic and prolific artist.

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Apr 27th, 1:30 PM

Art Shay, prolific photographer- editing a full length documentary film

Union Wisconsin Room

Art Shay, now age 95, has been taking photographs for 80 years. The Chicago-based, Bronx-born photographer worked with big names like Life magazine and newspapers all over the country, written children's books, published photo essay books, and more. He has taken pictures of most of the popular culture icons and historical events over the last decades. The feature-length documentary about Shay’s life has been in the works for 5 years. Now in the hands of doc|UWM, the documentary is being edited using interviews and verité footage. I have gotten the chance to meet and film two interviews with Art Shay over the last two semesters, and now I've researched and put together an edit for an introduction to the film, mixing live footage, archival photos, and video. We are working to tell the story of Art Shay’s life and work, and hoping to do justice to this eclectic and prolific artist.