John Waters

John Waters ( born April 22, 1946 in Baltimore) is an American film director. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Life and work

John Waters is notorious as the " black sheep " among filmmakers; his early works, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living, also known as Trash Trilogy. His films often test the boundaries of conventional cinema understanding, provoked the censorship and - according to some critics - even the boundaries of good taste.

In recent years, John Waters films are more and more accepted by the mainstream. The film Hairspray has even been implemented as a Broadway musical and has been awarded the 2003 Tony Award.

Waters lives openly gay and advocates for the rights of homosexuals.

John Waters is active since the 1990s as a photographer. Most of his photos consists of photographed from the TV, partly revised and recombined with other images from his ( partly own ) favorite movies. In 2004, John Waters in the prestigious Fotomuseum Winterthur in his works.



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