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Bill Cunningham New York

In BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK filmmaker Richard Press follows legendary New York fashion and street photographer Bill Cunningham as he goes about his work and life.

Director: Richard Press
Year: 2010
Time: 84 min
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Share this film. Give others the chance to be inspired by Bill Cunningham’s delighting personality, talent, and integrity. Consider discussing the film after watching to dig deeper into its valuable message.

Support artists in your local community by attending their events and supporting their efforts.

Grab your camera and start documenting your own corner of the world. Share it with the world.

Encourage those around you to find what they love and support them in their pursuit.

Consider whether you truly love what you do in your work or career. Are you living your dreams? Have you tried to accomplish them? If not, why not? How could you begin orchestrating your life as you would like?

Related Articles and Resources

Roger Ebert on ‘Bill Cunningham New York’

In the documentary “Bill Cunningham New York,” Bill celebrates his 80th birthday. Every day of his life he still pedals around Manhattan on his bicycle, taking photographs of what people are wearing.

Read Roger Ebert’s full review

Man on the Street: Bill Cunningham takes Manhattan

According to the New Yorker there are two types of people: “the fashionable people, whose style changes more rapidly than that of the masses, and the truly creative ones, whose style, while outré, in its theatricality never really changes at all.”

The Carnegie Art Studios

Learn more about the historical art studios featured in the film where Cunningham lived and worked.

Bill Cunningham Period Fashion Photos

Architectural Digest reflects on Bill Cunningham: Façades, an exhibit revisiting an 8-year project Cunningham and his model muse, Editta Sherman, began in 1968.

Sherman dressed in period costumes to match each historic building they used as a backdrop. Together, they amassed some 500 outfits and recorded more than 1,800 locations.

Meet Bill Cunningham, the original street style photographer

“Bill Cunningham has such integrity – his legacy is phenomenal,” designer Francisco Costa tells the Telegraph.

“When we saw the film for the first time I was so moved by it. Richard and Philip should receive a lot of acclaim for making such a graceful and worthy documentary.”

Bill Cunningham “On the Street”

Legendary New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham spots the latest trends from the runways of Paris to the colorful streets of New York.

Illustrated Ode to the King of Street Style

Check out New York Magazine’s “The Cut” slideshow where they invite eight illustrators to honor of the man who started this whole street-snapping craze to draw this style legend in action.

The results are fantastic! Check them out here.

Interview with Director Richard Press

“It was really about who Bill is as a person, how he’s chosen to live his life, his worth ethic […]”

Read the full feature at Interview Magazine.

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