Alfred Hitchcock. Muhammad Ali. Meryl Streep. LL Cool J. From cultural icons to powerful news stories, James Hamilton captured it all. In Uncropped, the legendary Village Voice photojournalist and many of his notable collaborators recount the stories behind unforgettable images taken over the course of a forty year career. A stunning visual chronicle of New York City and a window into the heyday of alternative print media.

“Breathtaking images… what makes UNCROPPED so great — and so memorable — is the way a chronicle of New York City’s art and media scenes from the 1960s forward emerges.”

The New York Times

“A necessary document for anyone who cares about great journalism.”

Screen Slate

“Rich and absorbing. A must-see.”


“James Hamilton’s pictures are tremendous.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“As you watch UNCROPPED, an addictive look at the life and work of the magazine and newspaper photographer James Hamilton, you may think: He’s the greatest New York photographer of them all.”


awards & festivals


Venue City Opening Date
Scene One Spectrum 8 Albany, NY 04/26/2024
Crandell Theatre Chatham, NY 06/07/2024
= one-off screening