A Visit at Home
In this film, photographer Duane Michals engagingly discusses issues over the span of his legendary and influential career, crossing the boundaries between photography and philosophy. Unlike many of his contemporaries who fixate on manufactured ideas of what is true and real in the world, Michals delves deep into the unconscious mind to find lasting meaning in his life and his art, creating a body of work that is unique in the field of photography.
Michals is not just an amazing photographer, he is a true original. He became a photographer as a matter of need. For him it was always a matter of need, and all his best impulses grew out of the need to express something. “The keyword is having something to express,” says Michals. “When you look at my photographs you are looking into my mind.”