In 1961 and 1962, during the first years of the Peace Corps, a young kid named Rowland Scherman took the first photos of PCVs. Many of you have seen these photos over the years, and seeing the images, you thought: hell, I can do this! So you joined the Peace Corps.
Now Rowland Scherman is himself subject of a film entitled, EYE ON THE SIXTIES: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman.
The man who was behind the camera that focused on Scherman and his life is the film’s creative director, Chris Szwedo.
Chris has now done a 12 minute film on how the Rowland Scherman film came to be. This short video is available now.
Take an early look. Soon, the full version of the film will be on PBS and other stations nationwide. On August 25, it will be screened at the documentary theater of The NEWSEUM in Washington, D.C. (Check it out if you are in DC this summer.)
Take a moment and see the man–Rowland Scherman–who made us all (well, almost all) of us famous.
The making of EYE ON THE SIXTIES: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman with commentary by
Director Chris Szwedo.