There have been times, particularly in the difficult moments of the last six years as President of Imago that I have needed inspiration. It has invariably come from the example of two Americans both over ninety years old. One is universally respected not only for his cinematography but his qualities as a fighter of causes.
He is still fighting and Imago for no particular reason at this moment, salutes Haskell Wexler ASC. An International treasure Haskell has given the world hope for the future through his camera and his courage. My other inspiration was Pete Seeger with whom I spent many happy weeks filming on his beloved Hudson River. If there is a cinematographer anywhere to continue Pete’s message, “We Shall Overcome” it is Haskell Wexler.
Nigel Walters BSC
About Haskell Wexler ASC
Watch the documentary «Who Needs Sleep» https://vimeo.com/63127085
Visit his blog http://haskellwexler.com/WP
READ an interview with Haskell
Picture Perfect: A conversation with cinematographer Haskell Wexler
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012