Poorhouse International: Catalogue results

TITLE: Steve Schapiro - An Eye for American Icons
Director: Clara and Julia Kuperberg

Genre: Visual Arts Documentary

Format: HD


Contributors: Steve Schapiro, Dustin Hoffmann, Jodie Foster, Michael Mann etc.

Company: Wichita

Runtime: 52 minutes.

ID: 236.




He made a name for himself with photo essays including the working conditions of migrant labour in Arkansas, the Appollo Theatre and drug addicts in East Harlem. He also shot iconic pictures for stories relating to the Civil Rights Movement, the assassination of Martin Luther King and the presidential campaign of Robert Kennedy. When picture magazines folded in the 70s Schapiro shifted his attention to film which is why Dustin Hoffmann interviews him and Jodie Foster and Michael Mann also chip in.