NewseumDocs: ‘Get the Picture’
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Location: Documentary Theater
Note: Length: 70 minutes
The Newseum presents a screening of the documentary “Get the Picture,” which chronicles the life and work of John Morris, a picture editor for Life magazine.
Morris, who has been called the most influential photo editor of the 20th century, began his career in the 1930s. He worked alongside many of the greatest names in photojournalism, including W. Eugene Smith, Robert Capa and other great war photographers. As the London picture editor for Life magazine during World War II, Morris edited Capa’s historic images of the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Morris went on to become photo editor for Ladies’ Home Journal, Magnum Photos, The Washington Post, The New York Times and National Geographic.
NPR’s Susan Stamberg will interview Morris following the film.
The screening is free with regular paid admission. Seating is on a space-available basis.
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