Disfarmer: A Portrait of America



In the small mountain town of Heber Springs, the Arkansas portrait photographer known as Mike Disfarmer captured the lives and emotions of the people of rural America during the two World Wars and the Depression era. Critics have hailed Disfarmer's remarkable œuvre of black and white portraits as "a work of artistic genius" and "a classical episode in the history of photography." Disfarmer is a documentary that re-discovers a master portrait photographer, his influence on the modern art world and the legacy he left behind in his hometown of Heber Springs.

Directed By Martin Lavut, Canada, 2010, 52 MIN