Trespassing

Jay Allison leads a discussion about the ways in which documentarians must be skilled in the art of trespassing...

Jay Allison leads a discussion about the ways in which documentarians must be skilled in the art of trespassing...

into the lives of others, between mediums, and across the boundaries that exist within their own roles as journalists, historians, interpreters, and storytellers.

Allison is joined by filmmaker Elizabeth Barret, writer/producer LeAlan Jones, and photographer Joel Meyerowitz.


Featuring

Elizabeth Barret

A native of Kentucky, veteran documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Barret has pursued an abiding interest in the history, culture, and people of Appalachia. She works as a community-based artist with Appalshop, the award-winning media arts center in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Her films, including Quilting Women (1976) and Long Journey Home (1987), have screened at film festivals worldwide and been televised nationally in the U.S. and Europe. Barret is a recipient a NEA Southeast Regional Media fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation Film fellowship. Stranger With a Camera premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz is an internationally known photographer whose work has appeared in over 150 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He has published 11 books of color photographs as well as a book on the history of street photography. Meyerowitz is a Guggenheim fellow and a recipient of both NEA and NEH awards, and his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

LeAlan Jones

LeAlan Jones is a freelance writer and journalist in Chicago.