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For 65 years and counting, Burk Uzzle has created some of the most iconic photographs in American history. From Martin Luther King to Woodstock to America's small towns and back roads, Uzzle's photographs have provided a breathtaking commentary on American civil rights, race, social justice, and art. An electrifying fusion of music, image, and dialogue, F11 and Be There captures the life and artistry of this most unique American photographer.

"Critic's Pick! Burk Uzzle, the subject of this unusually distinctive documentary, doesn't have the name recognition of Bill Cunningham or Jay Maisel, two lensmen highlighted in recent features, but he should. The film is as beautifully composed as Uzzle's pictures. The director Jethro Waters also shot the movie, a subtle feast of light and color." - Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

"From director Jethro Waters comes the new documentary F11 and Be There, which in addition to a richness of wide-ranging interviews with Uzzle, plentiful archival materials, and behind the scenes creative-process footage, is also a gorgeously produced film in itself. Warm and evocative cinematography, quirky and wonderful animated interstitials, lavish use of interesting music, and interviews with Uzzle’s subjects combine for a thoughtful and frequently profound and emotional portrait of an artist who has never been more engaged with his craft and message." - Shana Nys Dambrot, LA Weekly Times

"A moving and essential documentary. Uzzle surprises us at every turn with both his sensitivity and unflagging energy, creating a 'culture of respect' that pays off in profound, unforgettable images." - Sandra Bertrand, Highbrow Magazine

"With its behind-the-scenes look at one of America's best photographic practitioners and its depiction of a man with the soul of a true artist, F/11 and Be There should be required viewing for aspiring artists everywhere. In a world filled with darkness, this film shines a little light." - Rod Machen, Cinapse

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