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Adam Harrison Levy Portfolio


Adam Harrison Levy is a
writer and filmmaker who specializes
in the art of the interview

 

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Adam Harrison Levy Portfolio


Adam Harrison Levy is a
writer and filmmaker who specializes
in the art of the interview

 

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Bio


Bio


 

Adam Harrison Levy is a writer and documentary filmmaker. He specializes in the art of the interview. For BBC television he has interviewed a wide range of actors, writers, musicians, and film-makers. He has produced/directed two films. His writing has appeared on The Design Observer and in The Guardian. He was a Poynter Fellow at Yale University and has taught at Wesleyan University. He currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Learn more here.

 
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Highlights


Highlights


The Art of the Interview

Interviewing is a balancing act between structured questions and improvisation, between asking and listening, between provocation and evocation. It's a skill driven by the desire to know more. Asking the question “why” is at the heart of an interview.

 

Notable Interviews

Meryl Streep
Paul Auster
Susan Sarandon
Gay Talese
David Byrne
Veterans of the D-Day Landings
Liza Minnelli
Michael Bloomberg
Daniel Craig
Sting
Gloria Gaynor
Philip Glass

 

 

For inquiries about interviews please contact me at AdamHarrisonLevy@gmail.com

 

Writing highlights

Artist profiles, historical quests, and personal essays

Saul Leiter Remembered

The first biographical profile of an all but forgotten artist. Based on three years of conversational interviews. Later expanded for his European retrospective.

Published on Design Observer, and the book is available at Amazon.

Hiroshima Lost and Found

The story of 700 photographs of post-bomb Hiroshima that were found abandoned in a suitcase. An exhibition at the International Center of Photography, and a catalog, was the result. 

Published on Design Observer, and the book is available at Amazon.

Letters in Reverse

A personal essay that explores the hopes a son has for his father.

Published on
Design Observer

DEATH'S BLOOM

From 1913 to 1971, 5,121 mentally ill patients were cremated. Each canister held the remains of a human body left unclaimed for years, stacked on a shelf. 

Published on
Design Observer

 

Revisiting the Passion of George Lois

An advertising man and his magazine covers.

Published on
Design Observer

The Unseen D-Day

Photographs were taken on the beaches of Normandy in 1944 by the U.S. war artist Manuel Bromberg. They have never been seen before.

Published on
Design Observer

An Interview with Philip Glass

In 2005, Adam Harrison Levy interviewed Glass for a BBC documentary film about Chuck Close. The following exchange never made it into the final film.

Published on
Design Observer

Coney Island of the Mind

It’s late August and your shirt sticks to your back. The only escape is….the beach. The near forgotten photographs of Aaron Rose.

Published on
Design Observer


To read more articles please visit Design Observer

 

Film highlights

Step Right Up: A History of Technology bbc (60 min.)

Producer/director

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War Machine: A History of Technology bbc (60 min.)

Producer/Director

Tracy k. smith

Producer/Director

 

TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

If you would like to book an interviewing workshop, or a lecture about the cultural history of the interview, send me an email. Here are some of the places I’ve given talks: