The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
Directed By: Errol Morris /
USA / 2016 / English
Documentary / Biography
Territory Rights: USA, EDUCATIONAL, NON-THEATRICAL
Exhibition Format: DCP
Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.