The Rich Have Their Own Photographers
David Lachapelle — Du Pop Art a la Provocation



The Rich Have Their Own Photographers

Directed by Ezra Bookstein

Telling Image Films USA, 2007, 60 min When The Buffalo News declared Milton Rogovin "The Top Red in Buffalo" in 1957 his political voice was silenced during the McCarthy witch hunts. Before this for years he promoted workers' rights and helped to register black voters. He refused to be silenced, Rogovin picked up a camera and found a new voice. He traveled the world, collaborating with Pablo Neruda and W.E.B. DuBois to chronicle the "forgotten ones," society's most vulnerable. Rogovin remains a social crusader and renowned photographer.

David Lachapelle — Du Pop Art a la Provocation Zucker Furs Auge — Die Verruckte Welt des David Lachapelle (Candy In The Eye – The Crazy World of David LaChapelle) Directed by Hilka Sinning Medea Film/ZDF-ARTE Germany, 2006, 52 min Hilka Sinning followed provocative photographer David LaChapelle over four years: at the shooting of an ad for the Lavazza café in Malibu, at work in his studio, at the launch of his exhibition in Milan and also during private moments. This portrait includes interviews with the photographer as well as his collaborators and subjects, who attest to his creativity and seductive charms. Since his idol, Andy Warhol, gave him his first break in the mid-80s, LaChapelle has created unforgettable images of Hollywood superstars, sports, fashion and music. This screening of is co-presented by Inside Out Film Festival