Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman (Latvian: Filips Halsmans; 2 May 1906 Riga, Latvia – 25 June 1979 New York City) was a Latvian-born American portrait photographer.

Salvador Dali – A Soft Self Portrait

Originally produced for a French television audience, this portrait of the surrealist artist Salvador Dali details the dreamlike inspiration behind many of his avant-garde creations. Set in Dali’s hometown of Lligat, Spain, the artist himself takes the viewer on a tour of the creative process that is behind his remarkable body of work. Journey into the subconscious of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and take a look at the world through Salvador Dali’s eyes with this program that he both designed and performed. The documentary is directed by Jean-Christopher Averty, with narration provided by Orson Welles.