An Afternoon with Cissy Lacks

Film by Lyla Turner

I first met Cissy Lacks about 10 years ago. I was cutting hair at a particularly busy hair salon in Clayton. After many years at this salon, I grew accustom to meeting unusual people with various backgrounds and shared conversations on assorted topics, but after 5 or 6 visits with Cissy, it became clear that she was no ordinary customer.
Perhaps from the attempt to fill my own life with unlimited interests and learning, I swiftly developed an affinity and admiration for her boundless energy, accomplishments and historical wonderment.
She has been an inspiration and a reminder that life has enormous possibilities and to live without acting on an insatiable desire for expression is a terrible tragedy.

-Lyla Turner

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Introducing a discusion with Cissy Lacks about her life with photography

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My First Picture

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North St. Louis

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Inside a hat store

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King of the Hill

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RIP. Jumping, Hubcaps

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More North St. Louis

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Sunday Best

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Montage

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West Plains

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Judengasse

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Prague

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Israel
String-Bean Man

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Old Thunderbird

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Fishermen

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Final Credits

website designed by Lyla Turner

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