• Jan Krawitz's Overview
        • Name:
          Jan Krawitz
        • Title:
          Professor / Director, M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video
        • Department:
          Art & Art History
        • Department Member:
          Yes
        • Areas of Specialization:
          Documentary film and video
        • Email:
          krawitz@stanford.edu
        • Primary Phone:
          650-723-0704
        • Office Number (physical):
          Building 120 (McClatchy Hall), Room 326
        • Office Hours:
          W 3:30-5
        • Research Areas:

          subjects of films:

          altruistic organ donation (Perfect Strangers)

          dwarfism (Big Enough and Little People)

          women and body image (Mirror Mirror)

          drive-in movie theaters (Drive-In Blues)

          socialization of women (In Harm's Way)

        • Short Bio:

          Jan Krawitz has been teaching at Stanford since 1988 and making documentary films for 30 years.  Her work has been exhibited and awarded at film festivals including Sundance, the New York Film Festival, Full Frame, Silverdocs, Nyon, Edinburgh, Margaret Mead, London, and Sydney.  Films in distribution include Perfect Strangers, Big Enough, In Harm’s Way, Mirror Mirror, Drive-In Blues, Little People, Cotton Candy and Elephant Stuff, Afterimage, and Styx.   Five of her documentaries have been broadcast on national PBS, two on P.O.V. and one on Independent Lens.  Little People was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Individual Documentary and was the subject of a story on NPR's "All Things Considered."  Excerpts from her work have been shown on ABC Nightline, Good Morning America, 20/20, and McNeil/ Lehrer.

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The French Ambassadors of King Henry II at the court of the English King Henry VIII

Oil on canvas

Holbein, Hans the Younger (1497-1543)

Photo credit: Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY

Liberty Club #2

2006

Acrylic and water-based oil

Enrique Chagoya

Students shooting a project

Finale

2007

Acrylic on Shaped Canvas

Matt Kahn