Ed Pincus

Edward Ralph Pincus (July 6, 1938 – November 5, 2013) studied philosophy and photography at Harvard, and began filmmaking in 1964, developing a direct cinema approach to social and political problems. He has producer-director-director of photography credits on eight of his films and has been cinematographer on more than a dozen additional films. Pincus also authored ''Guide to Filmmaking'' (1968) and co-authored ''The Filmmaker's Handbook'' (1984 & 1999). He was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Pincus started and developed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Film Section. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship (1972) and several National Endowment for the Arts grants. He was Visiting Filmmaker at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Visiting Filmmaker for three years at Harvard.

After completing his best-known work, ''Diaries'', he moved to Vermont and became a farmer until returning to film in 2007. Ed was known as a leading cut flower Peony producer, who influenced many future generations of farmers and contributed greatly to the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. Pincus died November 5, 2013 of leukemia in Roxbury, Vermont. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Ascher, Steven
Published 2007
Located: Gurudas College
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