Ordinary Miracles

Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York is the first feature length documentary devoted to The Photo League.

Produced and Directed by Daniel Allentuck and Nina Rosenblum. Written by Daniel Allentuck. Contributing Producer: Mary Engel. Narrated by Campbell Scott.

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About The Film

‘ORDINARY MIRACLES: THE PHOTO LEAGUE’S NEW YORK’ tells the story of the rise and politically motivated fall of the Photo League (1936-1951) which for fifteen years functioned as the center of the documentary movement in American photography… 


The Exhibit

“The Photo League students take their camera anywhere… they want to tell us about New York and some of the people who live there… there was almost a sense of desperation in the desire to convey messages of sociological import.” 
— Beaumont Newhall, 1948 

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Film Trailer

ORDINARY MIRACLES, distributed by The Orchard, a pioneering independent music and video distribution company operating in more than 20 global markets, is available on iTunes. More news about the film »