An incredible photographic portrait of a lost America
JOIN THE DISCUSSION. Official Selection, Hot Springs Film Festival
Dennis Mohr has over ten years of development and production experience in film, television and new media. He has been employed as a Special Consultant for the Miramax-Dimension Films and Ten Thirteen Productions feature film The World of Ted Serios, the true story of a hard living ex-bellhop from Chicago, who claims to be able to project his thoughts onto Polaroid film. His most recent feature documentary, Remembering Arthur produced for CHUM Television, Bravo! and TVOntario, about Canadian artist and filmmaker, Arthur Lipsett has garnered numerous accolades during the films world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006, and screenings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2007. Dennis is a member of the Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers (SMPTE), the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) and The International Documentary Association (IDA).
Hava Gurevich is the Executive Director of the Disfarmer Project, an organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of the great American portrait photographer Mike Disfarmer. In 2004, she spend 6 months living in Heber Springs AR, collecting background research and oral histories on Disfarmer. In a sense she was the main link between the community in Heber Springs and the NY Photo community, having worked as the collection manager for Mr. Mattis. Hava's background is in Photography and Fine Arts, she has worked as a commercial photographer, a fine art college instructor and photo dealer in Chicago and NYC for many years before starting a traveling exhibitions company specializing in Photography.
Photo of Dennis and Hava by Thomas Petillo
In 1976 a startling discovery was made in the art world a cache of glass-plate negatives taken by a heretofore, unknown photographer who went by the name of Disfarmer. The pictures were arresting in their stark simplicity, uncompromising honesty, and haunting sense of immediacy; enigmatic, yet intimate, they possessed a strange power and quickly earned comparisons to the work of August Sander, Diane Arbus and Irving Penn.