This 1948 documentary film about Edward Weston was made late in his life when his legendary energy was failing. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and, shortly after this film was made, he could no longer use his large format cameras. He made his very last photograph the year this film was released.
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Phil Borges provides quick candid answers to 20 questions.
What’s the best thing about photography?
Photography has been the key that has let me enter cultural worlds very different from my own.
How do you know when an image is great?
You can feel it. It moves you emotionally.
What’s the most useful photographic mantra?
What failure did you learn the most from?
Losing my cool with difficult people. It always fails.
What’s the best thing about influence?
You can bring about change.
What’s the worst thing about influence?
Change isn’t always good.
What’s the best thing about our times?
What’s the worst thing about our times is?
What is your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
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Phil Borges documents endangered cultures. He is a co-founder of Blue Earth Alliance, which sponsors photographic projects focusing on endangered cultures and threatened environments, and the founder of Bridges to Understanding,
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