Born in Turkey, Pakay studied with Walker Evans at the Yale Art School (MFA '68). His photographs have been published and exhibited internationally and are in the permanent collections of major museums.

He has produced and directed films on the lives and work of important twentieth-century artists, now available on DVD from Hudson Film Works.

Pakay lives and works in New York State's Hudson Valley and lectures on film and photography throughout the world.


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Josef Albers had enormous influence as a teacher, writer, painter and color theorist. First a student, then a master, at the legendary Bauhaus in Germany, he immigrated to the United States, where he taught at Black Mountain College and Yale University.

His wife, Anni Albers, was considered one of the foremost textile artists of the twentieth century. JOSEF AND ANNI ALBERS: ART IS EVERYWHERE is the first and only documentary to revel the work and the lives of the artists in tandem. It includes rarely seen archival photographs and film footage of the Alberses. Nationally broadcast on PBS. To order, please contact Hudson Film Works.

Walker Evans/America (57 min.)

The film profiles the great American photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) whose style inspired an entire generation of photographers. 

It contains interviews with Evans, recorded by the filmmaker while he studied with Evans at Yale University, and rare footage of museum curators, academics, and friends speaking on camera about the photographer. Narrated by E.G. Marshall. Nationally broadcast on PBS. To order, please contact Hudson Film Works.

James Baldwin: From Another Place (12 min.)

It was shot in Istanbul, Turkey, where Baldwin was living and writing. In the film, the author talks about living abroad, the black experience in America, and his controversial private life. Portions of this film were incorporated into the American Masters/PBS biography of the author. To order, please contact Hudson Film Works.