SHORT FILMS BY JOHN GUTMANN
FILM IMAGE CHRONOLOGY
Sandra S. Phillips, museum curator
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Prelude to Photography, 1995: Conversation with Robert Flynn Johnson, curator, and John Gutmann
San Francisco State University Gallery
Parallels in Focus, 1997: Conversation with Mark Johnson, gallery director, and John Gutmann
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Culture Shock, 2000: Conversation with Thomas K. Seligman, director
Commentary by Susan Friedewald, assistant and administrator of the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Trust
Introduction by Mark Johnson
Journey to Kunming was shot in China in 1944, where Gutmann was stationed during the war. He edited the film in 1949, adding the voice-over in the hope of making it more educational and professional. He later regretted the voice-over, saying it detracted from the imagery.
Le Palais Idéal is a film by Karen Holmes. It was shot by Gutmann in Hauterives, France, in 1957, and edited, with additional photographs by Gutmann in 1981 by Karen Holmes at San Francisco State University. The film documents a naive postman who created a fabulous palace in the countryside outside of Lyon.
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Ida, Kate, and John, taken by H. Schlegel Breslau, circa 1912; Chief Monk and Novice at Buddhist Temple, Yunnan Province, China, 1944; Goodbye Berlin, 1933; "De Stad Neurenberg" Toy Shop, Amsterdam, 1933; Mein Atelier, Berlin, 1933; Untitled, Berlin, 1933.
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