Fred Barney Taylor

Fred Barney Taylor has received international recognition at festivals and screenings for his work in film and television, including his 2013 feature The Polymath, or the Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany. He directed the Travel Channel series Great Writers/Great Cities, which showcased cities as seen through the eyes of contemporary writers including, “Paco Taibo’s Mexico City” (narrated by Edward James Olmos); “Iain Sinclair’s London;” “Carl Hiaasen: From Miami to Key West” with music and narration by Warren Zevon, and “New York Underground,” with Luc Sante´, Samuel R. Delany, David Rieff,  and Fran Lebowitz. Taylor was a Senior Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, New York City for ten years and an annual visiting professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing (1993-1999).