Film description

FROM DARKROOM TO DAYLIGHT explores the dramatic change from film to digital in photography. Photographer Harvey Wang was mid-career when the tools of his craft were made nearly obsolete. He interviewed more than 20 photographers and prominent figures in the field, including Jerome Liebling, George Tice, David Goldblatt, Sally Mann, Eugene Richards, Alex Webb, and Taryn Simon, as well as Steven Sasson, co-inventor of the digital camera, and Thomas Knoll, co-creator of Photoshop.

Director’s Bio

Harvey Wang has published six books of photography including Harvey Wang’s New York (1990) and, with co-author David Isay, Flophouse: Life on the Bowery (2000) and Holding On: Dreamers, Visionaries, Eccentrics and Other American Heroes (1995). He is also an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been screened in film festivals all over the world. He won the prize for Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003 for Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones, and his first feature The Last New Yorker (2007 with Dominic Chianese, Dick Latessa, Kathleen Chalfant, and Josh Hamilton) was an audience favorite. He lives and works in New York City.