CANCELLED – Bill Cunningham: New York
Please note: this event has been cancelled while the NFSA is closed to the public for 7 days from 12 August at 5:00pm, following directives from the ACT Government. Tickets to this event will be refunded; please wait to hear from our staff as they process cancellations.
‘We all get dressed for Bill’, says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. ‘Bill’ is the bicycle-riding octogenarian New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this famous cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high-society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns ‘On the Street’ and ‘Evening Hours’.
Documenting uptown fixtures, downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. Bill Cunningham is not a fashion photographer; he is a photographer of people and what they wear, and what makes people feel good about themselves.
Bill Cunningham: New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.
‘A marvellous documentary’ – Entertainment Weekly
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