‘Corinne Day: Diary’
Mark Szaszy, UK, 2002, 50 min.
Het Ketelhuis Westergasfabriek: Friday September 21 2012 – 12.30hr. Sunday September 23 2012 – 12.30hr.
An intimate and compelling documentary portrait of the controversial British photographer Corinne Day, filmed by her boyfriend director Mark Szaszy. Credited with discovering Kate Moss and creating the ‘heroin chic’ look, Corinne Day’ s photographs changed the face of fashion, simultaneously speaking for and inspiring a generation. Filmed over a ten year period, between 1992 and 2002, the documentary traces Day’s life, career and her dedication to photography. The film explores with the raw honesty her fall from grace, when in 1993 her photographs of Moss were regarded as glamorizing drug abuse and anorexia; her own battle with a brain tumour in 1996; and how in 2000, her exhibition at the Photographer’s Gallery, London, launched her back into the public eye.