"Hutton's exquisite images, precise, observational style, and use of long takes and silence encourage the mind to roam. These ships come to seem like inspiriting physical measures of mankind's outsized capacity for hard work and boundless imagination, by which we overcome the isolation of the human condition." - Film Comment
"...For thirty years now, Peter Hutton has been building a radical and singular body of work. A sort of primitive documentary, silent, which celebrates the beauty of the world without forgetting to observe people, the conditions they live and work under..." - Cahiers du cinéma
In the past thirty years, Peter Hutton has produced over twenty films - silent cinematic portraits of cities and landscapes from around the world. He has also worked as a professional cinematographer. Hutton studied painting, sculpture and film at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has taught filmmaking at Hampshire College, Harvard University, SUNY Purchase and is currently Chairman of The Bard College Film And Electronic Arts Program where he has taught since 1984.
Hutton's work has been shown in major museums and festivals in the U.S .and Europe. He is the recipient of grants from National Endowment of the Arts, DAAD Berlin, Rockefeller Foundation, Dutch Film Critics Prize, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, among many others. (excerpted from Redcat program notes)