Van Dyke, Willard Ames

Van Dyke, Willard Ames

(1906–86) filmmaker, photographer; born in Denver, Colo. Trained by Edward Weston, he changed to film in 1939, producing, directing, and photographing social documentary films with American Documentary Film (1940–68).
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