Portraits and Dreams
Portraits and Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky school children in the 1970s and the place where their photos were made. Photographer and artist Wendy Ewald, who guided the students in making their visionary photographs, returns to Kentucky and learns how the lives and visions of her former students have changed. The film combines new narratives and insights of the now adult students
The work of two young photographers in particular: Denise and Russell Akemon.
Denise’s series of dream photographs are set in a neighboring graveyard.
Sue looks through the published collection of portraits and reminisces about the project.
We see a series of Johnny’s family portraits and hear him reflect about his childhood.
A brief audio recording from young Gary explaining his ideas about community plays.