Larry Sultan, photographer and educator, died on Sunday after a battle with cancer. Sultan’s work often included still from his parents’ home movies.
From his NYTimes obituary:
For more than a decade beginning in the early 1980s, Mr. Sultan, who became a professor at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, worked on a project about his mother and his father, who had been forced into early retirement. Using stills from home movies along with lush, colored-saturated pictures he took of his parents, the resulting book, “Pictures From Home,” was a deeply personal document but one that continued Mr. Sultan’s lifelong mission of exploring photography’s fictions.
A previous Home & Amateur post on Sultan’s recent MoMA exhibition, “Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West,” is here.