Tristan's Gallery

Fred Zinnemann

Fred Zinnemann, born in Austria 1907, made several of the most celebrated films of the twentieth century, including The Day of the Jackal, A Man for All Seasons, High Noon and From Here to Eternity. But before his cinematic career developed, he practised still photography and set out to show how people survived and functioned without work during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Zinnemann’s view of life during the Depression is surprisingly optimistic: his images include the crowds at a six-day bicycle race in Madison Square, and the dramatic grandeur of the newly completed Empire State Building.