Q&A with Director Peter Kenneth Jones & Producer Nicole Suerez, granddaughter of Henri Dauman

Henri Dauman may be the most famous photographer you’ve never heard of, at least not by name. Dauman’s iconic, sharp, thoughtful images of artists, world leaders, ordinary citizens and significant historical events published in Life, Paris Match, Newsweek and other publications include Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Brigitte Bardot, Elvis Presley, and Jackie & John Kennedy, but his work wasn’t always celebrity-driven, as demonstrated by his documenting of such events as the self-immolation of Buddhist priests in Vietnam, the civil rights movement, and the Castro revolution. Stepping out from behind the camera for the first time, Dauman is an engaging storyteller, relaying his childhood trauma in wartime France and his reinvention from an orphaned Holocaust survivor to one of the 20th century’s preeminent photojournalists.

Dir: Peter Kenneth Jones | USA | 2018 | 86m | English & French w/ English subtitles

PARTNER: Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

Sunday, May 19, 1:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts (Alfond)


Jane Fonda

All photos © Henri Dauman/daumanpictures.com