One Thousand Pictures
In the early afternoon of June 8 1968, following a funeral mass in St Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, the Kennedy family and their guests boarded a train at Penn Station to take the body of Robert F Kennedy, assassinated two days before, back to Washington to bury him next to his brother, John.
What had not been anticipated were the thousands of people who lined the route to pay their respects to the Senator and who were captured by the camera of Magnum photographer Paul Fusco, who was on the train.
ONE THOUSAND PICTURES tells the story of that journey and of America at the time through some of the people who were there and in the pictures, which in turn provide an extraordinary portrait of America in the 1960’s.
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Jennifer Stoddart Producer
Jennifer Stoddart is a Scottish producer based in Edinburgh, where she runs her production company, Lichen Films. Jennifer has produced and directed documentaries for BBC and Channel 4.
Festivals & Awards
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2010
Best Short Documentary
Boulder International Film Fest 2011
Best Documentary Short
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
Glasgow Film Festival 2011
“Stoddart's film is moving, affecting.”
-Eye for FIlm
“The film reminds you ...of what images can do, how they can single out or even create an instant of meaning, and then how they might be lost or found, again.”
Learn more about the issues raised in ONE THOUSAND PICTURES.
Paul Fusco: RFK
Paul Fusco: RFK, published during the fortieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, is the long-awaited follow-up to Fusco's acclaimed RFK Funeral Train, a body of work heralded as a contemporary classic.
The Aperture Foundation
Aperture —a non-profit foundation dedicated to advancing photography in all its forms—was founded in 1952 by six gifted individuals: photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall.
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights was founded in 1968 by Robert Kennedy's family and friends as a living memorial to carry forward his vision of a more just and peaceful world.