Morris Engel
Date of Birth
Apr 08, 1919
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY

Biography

Despite a relatively slim body of motion picture work, Morris Engel towers alongside the forefathers of American independent film. Debuting in 1953 with the classic Little Fugitive, he pioneered a vibrant, photojournalistic style celebrated as much for its low-budget realism as its uncommon humanity. Often working in collaboration with his wife, the famed photographer Ruth Orkin, Engel defined not...