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“Everybody Street" captures the visceral rush of being a NYC street photographer, from the masters who are the history of the medium.


Hello photographers, photography enthusiasts, lovers of history and New York City. My name is Cheryl Dunn and I am a fellow photographer and the director of "Everybody Street", a feature documentary about NYC street photographers who have taken some of the most iconic images of the last century. Whether you take pictures with your phone or a Leica, you will relish the opportunity to hear the real stories of the men and women who are the very foundation of the street photography movement and of the medium itself. These include, to date:

Bruce Davidson              Joel Meyerowitz

Mary Ellen Mark              Max Kozloff

Ricky Powell                   Martha Cooper

Jamal Shabazz               Bruce Gilden

Clayton Patterson           Jeff Mermelstein

Rebecca Lepkoff             Boogie

Luc Sante                       Jill Freedman

Josh Wildman

The film, shot in16mm and in HD, and with a score by NYC Band Endless Boogie, takes you into the studios and out onto the streets where you will see firsthand the working techniques of these incredible artists as they unfold in the theater of New York City. Many of my subjects have never been documented before, remaining instead hidden behind their cameras.


The short that I initially made (produced by RedBucket Films) received such a warm reception that I felt it my mission to get it to a wider audience. After being invited to show the short at the Tate Modern Museum in London, I spent the summer shooting more incredible photographers and street scenes. With the attention this garnered, we now have the amazing opportunity to record some additional, pivotal scenes with unprecedented access. In addition, I have been lucky enough to hire the talented editor David Zeiff  (the Cove, Some Kind of Monster, Crazy Love) to bring it on home.


With your help, I will be able to complete this final phase with the respect and quality that these talented artists deserve.   

FEATURE TEAM 

I have teamed up with independent film producer Lucy Cooper (TransamericaA Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Hesher) to expand the 36 minute short into a feature-length documentary for submission to festivals in 2011. Lucy’s films have played at Sundance, Cannes, Edinburgh, Tribeca and Berlin film festivals among many others. They’ve received Oscar nominations and won a golden globe.

Lucy and I have been joined by Producer Ivan Bess, who has worked as a producer on both features and documentaries, including two films with Terrence Malick, the latest of which, Tree of Life, won the Palm D’or at Cannes this year. Ivan was also a producer on the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop which released this summer.


"Everybody Street" is an invaluable treasure-chest of knowledge and insight into the art of photography and the City of New York. I know you will enjoy seeing it as much as I am loving making it. This is a rare opportunity for you to participate in not only the making of a film, but in the recording of art history.

THANK YOU!

Cheryl Dunn
Director/Photographer

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