Rudy Burckhardt1914-1999

Checkerboard Film Foundation
New York, NY

$10,000 toward the documentary video Man in the Woods: The Art of Rudy Burckhardt, directed by Vivien Bittencourt with artist interviews by Edgar Howard and Vincent Katz. Born in Basel, Switzerland, Burkhardt left medical school to pursue his interests in photography and filmmaking and in 1935 moved to New York. His signature photographs of the city’s architecture, barbershops, and crowds, as well as his portraits of seminal art figures, created a new perspective of New York and its artworld.