The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover (2005)

Genres - History, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Graphic & Applied Arts, Law & Crime  |   Release Date - Jul 26, 2006 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Director Paul Yule follows-up his 1990 documentary about photographer O. Winston Link with this look into the scandal that erupted in the wake of the famed steam-engine shutterbug's death in 2001. After marrying a woman named Conchita who was twenty-years his junior in 1983, Link allowed to take his bride as not only his lifelong companion, but his agent as well. The reputation of the photographer, as well as the price of his work, rising steadily soon thereafter, the union between Conchita and Link came to an explosive conclusion when Conchita allegedly had an extramarital affair and was subsequently imprisoned for embezzling a fortune in her husband's profits. Prompted to revisit the strange case when, after the photographer's death, a number of his long-thought-lost prints slowly began to resurface, Yule interviews Conchita, Link's son and brother, and lawyers representing both parties to explore whether the woman was a manipulative thief looking to take advantage of an ailing old man, or the harbinger of Link's success who was tragically framed by an abusive and embittered artist.

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deception, fraud, greed, photographer, scandal, wife