Norman Seeff: The Power and Passion to Create

THU, SEP 16, 2010 (22:27)

Photographer and filmmaker Norman Seeff discusses the creative process that he has documented for more than 35 years. Included are film clips and Seeff’s own photographs of such luminaries as the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Martin Scorsese, and Nobel Prize-winning scientists.

+ BIO: Norman Seeff

The work of photographer and filmmaker Norman Seeff has been focused on the exploration of human creativity and the inner dynamics of the creative process. Seeff graduated with honors in science and art at King Edward VII School in Johannesburg. At the age of 17, he was drafted as the youngest player in the South African national soccer league.

Seeff qualified as a medical doctor in 1965. For three years he worked in emergency medicine at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto focusing on the management of traumatic shock. In 1969, he immigrated to the United States to pursue his creative passions and artistic abilities.

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