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5 April 2017

Brian Wertheim, born in Los Angeles, California, in 1989, is a photographer and filmmaker who is working on long-term projects in Southern California and the Middle East.

Wertheim grew up exiled in the hinterland of New England, but chose to act out the American tradition of passage to the West by returning to his hometown of Los Angeles over ten years ago. In being drawn to communities and characters who are marginalized, he began to discover the ever-present buttress of hero mythology that seems to undergird all societies and peoples. With this insight, his projects—which are often born out of happenstance meetings and chance access—reach deep into the wells of death and rebirth narratives. These are subjects whose stories are universal and embody perennial archetypes that ask questions about our present epoch and point us to antipodes in times past.

Wertheim remains committed to the use of photographic film and develops and prints his negatives using traditional darkroom techniques. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife. 

 


Education: 2007-2011 Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, Bachelor of Music (BM) in Film Scoring, Magna Cum Laude

Links: Instagram / VSCO / Mr. Somebody Short Film

Group Exhibitions:

2021, His Daughter Paloma, Lenox, Massachusetts. From Blood That Is Spilt Never Sleeps, and various street work.
2019, Permanent Collection, Watts Empowerment Center, Los Angeles, California. From As Far As My Dreams Go.

Honors:

2020 Tribeca Film Festival, Official Selection, Mr. Somebody (short documentary)
2020 Producer’s Guild of America, Short Doc Series, Official Selection, Mr. Somebody (short documentary)
2020 Palm Springs International Shortfest, Official Selection, Mr. Somebody (short documentary)
2020 Nashville Film Festival, Official Selection, Mr. Somebody (short documentary)
2020 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Official Selection, Mr. Somebody (short documentary)
2020 Riverrun International Film Festival, Official Selection, Mr. Somebody (short documentary)

Contact: brianwertheim@me.com for commissions, print sales, or questions.

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