Kate Schermerhorn
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Kate Schermerhorn is a filmmaker and photographer. As a filmmaker, Kate’s first feature, Seeking 1906 (KQED), won her a Northern California Emmy in 2007, as well as a nomination for best historical/cultural feature. The San Francisco Chronicle described the film as "sublime and fascinating". Scientific American describes her most recent film (about modern marriage), After Happily Ever After as "delightfully quirky” and the San Francisco Chronicle said that “Schermerhorn has been labeled everything from the next cultural crusader to the ant at the honeymoon picnic." Kate is currently working on a film about consumerism called, Do I Need This?. Kate’s photos have been widely exhibited and published, in the U.S and abroad. Kate is the author of America's Idea of a Good Time (Dewi Lewis 2001), a photography book looking at Americans pursuit of happiness. The New Yorker said of her photos, "nothing seems wasted, and nothing's excessive." Kate uses film and photography to explore the habits, dreams, and beliefs of Americans as we pursue the expectations of the American Dream, and to provoke questions. Kate’s work often looks at the relationship between the real and the unreal - man made world vs the natural one, and between choice and expectation. Kate has lived in New York, Los Angeles, Florence, Hong Kong, rural Scotland, and London, and moved to the Bay Area in 2002. Kate is the mother of two.