The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

Release June 2, 2017 (Limited)
Cast Elsa Dorfman
Director Errol Morris
Genres Documentary
Studio NEON/Mongrel Media
Length 76 mins.


A look at the life and work of portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman. In 1980, at the age of 28, she found her medium: the rare photographic format of hte larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. Over the next 35 years she would go on to capture a wide range of families, Beat poets, musicians (including Bob Dylan), and Harvard notables who visited her studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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