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Osgood Hooker Professor of Visual Arts


Video still frame, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, January, 2010
Photograph by Felix Guzzetti (1938) from Time Exposure (2012)

Guzzetti’s films include the feature-length Family Portrait Sittings (1975), the first in an autobiographical cycle that continued with Scenes from Childhood (1980) and Beginning Pieces (1986). Guzzetti collaborated with Susan Meiselas and Richard Rogers on the documentaries Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family (1985) and the feature-length Pictures from a Revolution (1991) and with anthropologists Ákos Östör and Lina Fruzzetti on Seed and Earth (1994) and Khalfan and Zanzibar (2000). He has also worked in more experimental modes, creating the short films Air (1971) and Evidence (1972) as well as a series of videotapes, including The Tower of Industrial Life (2000), Calcutta Intersection (2003), History of the Sea (2004), and Still Point (2009). In collaboration with composers Earl Kim, Ivan Tcherepnin, and Kurt Stallmann he has made visual elements for concert pieces, films and installations. The author of the book Two or Three Things I Know about Her: Analysis of a Film by Godard (1981), he recently created the video component of Moon Crossings (2011), a piece for chamber orchestra and electronics by Kurt Stallmann, collaborated with Susan Meiselas on The Barrios Family Twenty-Five Years Later, a DVD updating the story of the Nicaraguan family told in Living at Risk, and completed the short personal documentary Time Exposure (2012).

Alfred Guzzetti website



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