“A captivating and moving portrait of a singular man and a passing era... It’s possible to view what Mr. Cunningham does as the flip side of war photography, and not entirely unrelated. He seeks out and captures humanity amid the maelstrom of life.”
–Carina Chocano, The New York Times

“No passion for fashion is required to enjoy this absorbing portrait of legendary New York Times “On the Street” photographer Bill Cunningham... a near-Buddhist reflection on what it takes to fully engage Gotham, as well as an astute snapshot of its evermore avaricious soul.”
–Mark Holcomb, The Village Voice

“The film is stunning entirely because it is so simple. Without a doubt, Bill Cunningham New York is one of the best documentaries to come out of this city in a long while.”
–Leslie-Stonebraker, New York Press

–Hilton Als, The New Yorker

“CRITICS’ PICK! Celebratory, humorous and often touching!
Captures one of New York’s most appealing characters!”
New York magazine

Bill Cunningham New York, the illuminating and inspiring documentary.”
–Andre Leon Talley, Vogue [download article as a PDF]

“Fascinating! A must-see!”
The Sartorialist

“A great documentary for a deserving fashion legend.”
–Mark Mikin, Esquire online

“The most elusive and most visible fashion presence in New York has finally been captured on film, in a deeply moving, visually stunning documentary about New York Times ‘On the Street’ photographer Bill Cunningham.”
–Sylvia Rubin, The San Francisco Chronicle

“Bill Cunningham is astutely defined by Bill Cunningham New York as not simply a traditional photographer of clothing, but an anthropological historian. (The film) is at heart the story of a man for whom life’s great joy has come from wholesale immersion in artistic obsession.”
–Nick Schager, Slant Magazine

“Lovely and heartening. We see his work process in all its marvelous (or, as Cunningham says, mahvelous) idiosyncrasy.”
–Amy Taubin, Artforum

“When fashion fans talk about street style these days, they’re likely to drop the names of Scott Schuman, Yvan Rodic aka The Facehunter or Garance Doré . But most of them forget about a true pioneer in this field, 80-year-old New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham, who now gets the credit he deserves in new documentary Bill Cunningham New York.”
The Independent (UK)

An interview with director Richard Press
The San Francisco Chronicle

Man on the Street: an article about Bill Cunningham
The New Yorker

Knowing Bill Cunningham: by producer Philip Gefter
The Daily Beast

Capturing the Elusive Bill Cunningham
The New York Times — Lens

Documentarian Richard Press on chasing NYT’s living photography legend
Cool Hunting

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