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Summary 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 visit her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfma...

Directed By: Errol Morris

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
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Summary 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 visit her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfma...

Directed By: Errol Morris

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Production Company Fourth Floor Productions, Moxie Pictures
Release Date Jun 30, 2017
Duration 1 h 16 m
Rating R
Tagline The camera is magic. September 2, 2015