Friday, July 22, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York

How did I not know about Bill Cunningham? Where have I been???

I went to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to See Bill Cunningham New York, an amazing and thoroughly fun documentary about New York photographer Bill Cunningham. A little about Bill Cunningham swiped directly from the film's official website.

The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirees for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.”

For more information about the film, visit the file's website.

What struck me the most was his incredibly beautiful spirit, his joy in his work and his genuine love of people.

Check out the movie. You'll be glad you did.

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