Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde

Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde

60 mins | Documentary | April 9, 1997

Man Ray, the master of experimental and fashion photography was also a painter, a filmmaker, a poet, an essayist, a philosopher, and a leader of American modernism. Known for documenting the cultural elite living in France, Man Ray spent much of his time fighting the formal constraints of the visual arts. Ray’s life and art were always provocative, engaging, and challenging.

Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde

60 mins | Documentary | April 9, 1997

Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde
Man Ray, the master of experimental and fashion photography was also a painter, a filmmaker, a poet, an essayist, a philosopher, and a leader of American modernism. Known for documenting the cultural elite living in France, Man Ray spent much of his time fighting the formal constraints of the visual arts. Ray’s life and art were always provocative, engaging, and challenging.
Producers Public Broadcasting Service
Original title Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde
Directors Mel Stuart
Writers

Cast

Man Ray

as Himself (archive footage)

Stockard Channing

as Narrator