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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2016)

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A look at the life and work of photographer Elsa Dorfman.

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Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 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.

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The camera is magic. September 2, 2015

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30 June 2017 (USA)  »

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$12,360 (USA) (7 July 2017)

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$33,097 (USA) (7 July 2017)
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