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The Incomparable Rose Hartman – Thursday, Oct 27, 7:30pm

rhposter_cc6_1200_1778_81_sUSA, 2016, Documentary, 71 minutes
Director: Otis Mass
Location: Wilfrid Laurier University Library, Waterloo

Summary: Renowned photographer Rose Hartman is no shrinking violet. She doesn’t let much get in the way of whatever party, fashion show or opening she wants to shoot, not even an invitation. Some call her brash, some say she’s rude, but everyone agrees her shrewd eye has defined the New York City social scene for decades. A fixture at Studio 54, she revelled in stealthily documenting stars like Mick and Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol. She was the first to move behind the curtains of Fashion Week catwalks to shoot models and designers at work, making quick fans of Donna Karan and Carolina Herrera. But what motivates her to snap the intimate moments of celebrity and fashion? Is she simply working, or is she working to belong? Moving seamlessly between paparazzo, street art and portraiture, Hartman slows down just long enough to allow this energetic profile to capture her for a change. Myrocia Watamaniuk


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