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Adam Harrison Levy

Adam Harrison Levy is a writer and freelance documentary film producer and director. He specializes in the art of the interview. For the BBC he has conducted interviews with a wide range of actors, writers, musicians and film-makers including Meryl Streep, Philip Glass, and Paul Auster. He was the U.S. producer for Selling the Sixties, a cultural history of advertising in New York in the early 1960s and Close Up, about the artist Chuck Close. His directing credits for the BBC include: Step Right Up and War Machine. He wrote the catalog essay for Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945, an exhibition at the International Center for Photography, and Saul Leiter: Retrospective at the Deichtohallen, Hamburg.

For the BBC and Channel 4 he has produced and directed interviews for films such as: Lou Reed Remembered, The Kennedys, D-Day to Berlin; Auschwitz: the Nazis and the Final Solution; the drama-documentary Hiroshima; and the The Genius of Photography. His journalism has appeared in The Huffington Post and The Guardian Weekend Magazine. In 2012 and 2013 he curated the BBC/SVA documentary film festival. In 2012 he was a Poynter Fellow at Yale University.

He teaches at the School of Visual Arts and in the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University.

Contact Information:
adamhlevy [at]

Posts by Adam Harrison Levy

OBSERVATORY: Jeff Koons’s Studio: An ER Room for Art (06.27.14)
OBSERVATORY: Letters in Reverse (06.14.14)
OBSERVATORY: The Unseen D-Day (06.06.14)
OBSERVATORY: Geek Stories (06.05.14)
OBSERVATORY: The Last Unknown Place in New York (05.30.14)
OBSERVATORY: The Falling Man: An Interview with Henry Singer (05.23.14)
OBSERVATORY: The Oldest Living Things In the World (05.09.14)
OBSERVATORY: Data Loss (04.03.14)
OBSERVATORY: Artist’s Cookbook: David Levinthal (03.12.14)
OBSERVATORY: Artist’s Cookbook: Kiki Smith (02.26.14)
OBSERVATORY: Designer’s Cookbook: Jake Tilson (12.31.13)
OBSERVATORY: Designer’s Cookbook: Louise Fili (12.17.13)
OBSERVATORY: Artist’s Cookbook: Joel Meyerowitz (12.10.13)
OBSERVATORY: Artist’s Cookbook: April Gornik (12.03.13)
OBSERVATORY: Saul Leiter: Remembered (11.27.13)
OBSERVATORY: Artist’s Cookbook: Alex Katz (11.26.13)
OBSERVATORY: Designer’s Cookbook: George Lois (11.19.13)
OBSERVER MEDIA: Adam Harrison Levy on Questions (09.18.13)
OBSERVATORY: Dylan Stone: 100 Years (01.22.13)
OBSERVATORY: A Father’s Things (06.17.12)
OBSERVATORY: The Geometry of Time (05.21.12)
OBLOG: Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities (04.08.12)
OBSERVATORY: A History Of The World In 100 Objects (01.23.12)
OBSERVATORY: Disaster with a D (11.10.11)
PLACES: Urbanized: An Interview with Gary Hustwit (10.27.11)
OBSERVATORY: Jump Cut: Thoughts on Editing (07.07.11)
OBSERVATORY: A Tattoo, A Toothbrush and A Pipe (06.18.11)
OBSERVATORY: Hiroshima: The Lost Photographs (05.23.11)
CHANGE OBSERVER: Sustainable Christmas Trees (12.13.10)
OBSERVATORY: The Wood Stacker (09.29.10)
OBSERVATORY: Death’s Bloom (02.23.10)
CHANGE OBSERVER: O Tannenbaum! (10.14.09)
OBSERVATORY: Significant Objects: Star of David Plate (08.17.09)
OBSERVATORY: Cars R Us (07.01.09)
OBSERVATORY: An Interview With Philip Glass (05.12.09)
OBSERVATORY: William Klein: Contacts (03.31.09)
OBSERVATORY: The Inventor of the Cowboy Shirt (09.30.08)
OBSERVATORY: The Passion of George Lois (04.22.08)