To coincide with the exhibition Lessing Presents Lessing at the ACF London, CineClub will screen an intimate cinematic portrait of the Austrian Magnum photographer Erich Lessing. The film follows Lessing as he sits on the managing board of the photographic cooperative Magnum Photos, at tumultuous family meetings and in his daily routine at his studio with his co-workers. According to Lessing, good photography inspires us to continue reflecting on it. Similarly, The Photographer in Front of the Camera invites its audience to view the works of this extraordinary artist in a new light as well.
Austria, 2014, 66 min, German with English subtitles, directed by Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel