This award winning documentary chronicles the life and career of Todd Webb (1905-2000), one of America’s greatest 20th Century photographers. The photographer’s life is told through the wit and stories of Webb himself. Featured are Webb’s elegant black and white photographs of Paris and New York in the 1940s and 1950s, and his photographs of the American West taken from 1955-65 when he retraced the Gold Rush Trails by foot, by bicycle, and by motor scooter. Honest Vision is also the love story of Todd and Lucille Webb. An inseparable team, the interviews with Lucille Webb give an insight to the influence a partner has on the creative life of an artist.

Praise

“Huey’s film has a rare and winning directness that captures both the man and his heart.” Denver International Film Festival Program

“The film is brilliant, it both honors Webb’s art and examines the creative impulses behind the photography.” Philip Isaacson, “Maine Sunday Telegram”

“A photographic journey that is both historic and powerful. Recommended for all audiences.” Rosemary Arneson, “Library Journal”, June, 1997

“Honest Vision is a loving look at a quiet man able to elevate everyday scenes into art.” Taos Talking Picture Festival Program

“Middle school youngsters should get an insight into the esthetics of still photography, and older students should value even more the spirit of the artist as well as the expressive potential of the photographs.” Kenneth Marantz, “Audio Visual Review”

“A refreshing portrait of an accomplished photographer, and I recommend that the film be added to your list of ‘required seeing’ for all students of photography.” Jim Hughes, Author, Shadow & Substance, W. Eugene Smith

Screenings

Silver Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival

Bronze Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition

Taos Talking Picture Festival

Denver International Film Festival

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Broadcast on Maine PBS and on Planeté Television in France, Germany, Italy and on Noga Television in Israel

 

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