LECTURE SERIES BY MICHAEL CHILDERS
Michael has lectured to museums, to students, professional organizations, and on several cruise ships.
For more info about Michael Childers see his resume on the Bio page
He has also received awards for Lifetime Achievement in Hollywood photography from Provincetown Film Festival, Temecula Film Festival, Carmel Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival and this July is scheduled to get the Distinguished Photographer Award at ArtHamptons Festival.
For worldwide lectures contact RedBrick Agency at 646-281-9041
ICONS AND LEGENDS
Michael's 40 years of photographing the stars in London, New York, and Hollywood. Wonderful anecdotes & stories about working with some of the great film, television & music legends--such as Natalie Wood, Rock Hudson, Lawrence Olivier, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Gere, Tennessee Williams, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Elton John, Rod Steward, Henry Rollins, Racquel Welch, Mae West, Groucho Marx, etc.
This lecture can be 30 minutes, or 45-50 minutes long. It is accompanied by slide show of Michael's photographs of the legends.
50 images of famous writers, screen writers, playwrights and poets.
Click here for a complete list of authors included in this exhibition.
Childers is known for his fine art photographs of legendary movie stars, artists and other iconic luminaries that first graced the cover of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine and After Dark Magazine. As founding photographer for that publication, Childers guided it to its place as a unique documentation of his life’s personal friends during his many years in Hollywood, a time he shared with his life partner, the late director John Schlesinger.
Childers has always presented legendary and revealing images of great cultural figures but what makes AUTHOR, AUTHOR so rare, is the fact that writers typically become known for their work and not themselves. The literary star tends to let the written prose speak for itself, elevating the work into the spotlight, while the writer stays rather anonymous in light of the lens. Childers has managed to cultivate a seminal collection of portraits from the likes of Ray Bradbury and Tennessee Williams to contemporary writers like Gore Vidal, John Guare, Edward Albee, Oliver Stone, Michael Cunningham and Christopher Rice, exposing the enigmatic personae of those who have contributed greatly to our annals of the written word.
The poster and brochure for AUTHOR AUTHOR received the prestigious American Library Association award to the best graphics and art direction of 2011.
AUTHOR AUTHOR has been shown in Rancho Mirage, California, San Francisco, West Hollywood, Minneapolis and the Chicago Public Library
ART AND FAME: ARTISTS, SCULPTORS AND ARCHITECTS
Michael talks about his great friends David Hockney & Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, and Julius Shulman. As well as working with such extraordinary as: Richard Meier, Frank Gehry, Julius Shulman, Jennifer Bartlett, Andrea Zittel, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Ruscha 4, Dennis Hopper, Lucien Clergue, Betty Gold, Guy Dill, Laddie Dill, Peter Alexander, Tony Berlant, Judy Stabile, Ron Kitaj, John Buck, Deborah Butterfield, Mel Roberts, Stewart Williams, Joel Meyerowitz, George Hurrell, Forrest Moses, Chuck Arnoldi, Sam Francis, Robert Graham, Jim Iserman, Graham Nash, Woods Davy, etc.
This is a 45 minute presentation, accompanied by slides & films of the artists.
Forty Years of Rock 'n' Roll and music legends
From Elton John and Cher up to Fergie.