For A Photographic Memory, filmmaker Rachel Seed creates a posthumous mother-daughter collaboration that examines the careers of some of the most influential photographers in history. Seed’s mother, filmmaker and journalist Sheila Turner-Seed, passed away when Seed was just 18 months old. But she left behind a treasure trove of rare interviews with the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Cornell Capa, Lisette Model, William Albert Allard, and others.
A Photographic Memory, weaves together outtakes of this rare footage with follow-up interviews, reconnecting the women through their shared passion for photography.
You can help bring this piece of history to completion on Kickstarter.
In the early 70’s, Shelia Turner-Seed interviewed photographic icons for an award-winning collaboration with the International Center of Photography (ICP) entitled Images of Man. The raw interviews for the project sat in ICP offices, like a time capsule, since her sudden death in 1979. Thanks to a generous donation from Richard Robinson and Scholastic in 2011, Rachel Seed was able to continue her mother’s work with A Photographic Memory.
For the film, Seed revisits her mother’s infamous subjects and their closest associates, blending her mother’s 1970s interviews with her own footage. The project is now three-fourths of the way through production.
How to Help
Watch the video above. Donate to the campaign by July 3, 2013 to help finance crew expenses, editing and post-production. Don’t forget to share the project on social media so others can do the same.
More information is available on the A Photographic Memory Kickstarter page.