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Peter Hutton


Peter Barrington Hutton (August 24, 1944 – June 25, 2016) was an American experimental filmmaker, known primarily for his silent cinematic portraits of cities and landscapes around the world. He also worked as a professional cinematographer, most notably for his former student Ken Burns, as well as cinematography for Lizzie Borden's Born in Flames, Sheila McLaughlin and Lynne Tillman's Committed, assorted films by artist Red Grooms and Albert Maysles' The Gates.

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Hutton made over twenty experimental films, focussing on the subjects of landscape and cities. He taught at Bard College. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, and received both a BFA and MFA there. While studying he also worked as a merchant marine. He later taught at Hampshire College, Harvard University, SUNY Purchase, and was at Bard from 1984 until his death. The Museum of Modern Art in New York held a retrospective of his work in 2008.

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Peter Hutton, Peter B. Hutton, Peter Barrington Hutton

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