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Want to watch a non-fiction film about photography? Here’s a list of documentaries (and some other stuff) concerning photography that I’ve collected over the years.
- 1948, The Photographer – YouTube
- 1957, Ansel Adams, Photographer – YouTube
- 1972, Going Where I’ve Never Been The Photography of Diane Arbus – YouTube
- 1973, The Decisive Moment – YouTube
- 1984, America and Lewis Hine
- 1986, Fire in the East: A Portrait of Robert Frank – YouTube
- 1989, Creativity with Bill Moyers: The Photographer’s Eye – YouTube Clip
- 1989, Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge – YouTube
- 1989, Strand, Under the Dark Cloth – YouTube
- 1989, W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult – YouTube
- 1995, Lee Miller: Through the Mirror
- 1996, Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light – YouTube
- 1998, National Geographic: The Photographers
- 1999, Magnum Photos: The Changing of a Myth – Vimeo
- 2000, Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks – Netflix/YouTube
- 2000, Naked States
- 2001, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye – YouTube
- 2001, Henri Cartier-Bresson: L’amour Tout Court (Just Plain Love) – YouTube
- 2001, Jazz Seen: The Life and Times of William Claxton
- 2001, Near Equal Daido Moriyama – YouTube
- 2001, War Photographer
- 2002, Gursky World – Vimeo
- 2002, The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia
- 2003, Ansel Adams, American Experience
- 2003, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye
- 2003, Martin Parr – De Magie van het Moment – YouTube
- 2003, Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones – Vimeo
- 2003, Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time – YouTube
- 2003, The Adventure Of Photography – YouTube
- 2003, The Colourful Mr Eggleston – YouTube
- 2003, The World According To Martin Parr – YouTube
- 2004, Arakimentari (Bill Bartlett)
- 2004, Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids
- 2004, Thinking XXX
- 2005, Leaving Home, Coming Home A Portrait of Robert Frank
- 2005, What Remains – Sally Mann
- 2005, William Eggleston in the Real World
- 2006, Annie Leibovitz Life Through A Lens
- 2006, Manufactured Landscapes
- 2006, Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project
- 2007, At Close Range With National Geographic
- 2007, Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
- 2007, Eloquent Nude: The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston & Charis Wilson
- 2007, Helmut by June
- 2007, Michael Kenna’s Hokkaido – Stream
- 2007, Shadow of the House
- 2008, An Unlikely Weapon
- 2008, Blood Trail: Shooting Robert King
- 2008, In Harm’s Way – War Photographers – YouTube
- 2008, Visual Acoustics The Modernism of Julius Schulman
- 2009, Erwin Olaf, on Beauty and Fall – Vimeo
- 2009, Salt
- 2009, Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn
- 2010, Bill Cunningham New York
- 2010, Marwencol
- 2010, Moonbug
- 2010, Smash His Camera
- 2010, South Africa in Pictures – Vimeo
- 2010, Teenage Paparazzo
- 2010, The Pirelli Calendar Saga
- 2010, The President’s Photographer – PBS
- 2010, The Weird Adventures of Eadweard Muybridge
- 2010, The Woodmans – Netflix
- 2010, Waste Land
- 2011, America in Pictures- The Story of Life Magazine – Vimeo
- 2011, Bert Stern: Original Madman
- 2011, Last Days of the Arctic
- 2011, Rock ‘N’ Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen
- 2011, Sam Abell – The Life of a Photograph – YouTube
- 2011, Shooting the Hollywood Stars – Vimeo
- 2012, Anton Corbijn Inside Out – YouTube
- 2012, Chasing Ice
- 2012, Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters
- 2012, In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter
- 2012, McCullin
- 2012, No Worries – Martin Parr – YouTube
- 2012, The Many Lives of William Klein – YouTube
- 2013, Vivian Maier Who Took Nanny’s Pictures – YouTube
- 2013, Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
- 1983, BBC’s Master Photographers
- 1988, Contacts, Vol. 1 The Great Tradition of Photojournalism
- 1992, Contacts, Vol. 2 The Renewal of Contemporary Photography
- 1997, Decisive Moments – The Photographs That Made History
- 2001, Contacts, Vol. 3 Conceptual Photography
- 2007, Edwardians in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn
- 2007, The Genius Of Photography
- 2012, Capture with Mark Seliger (RSRV)
- 2012, Picture Perfect (Vice)
- 2012, Witness (HBO)
Films By Photogs
- 1966, Who Are You, Polly Maggoo – Film by William Klein
- 1993, Don Van Vliet: ‘Some Yo-Yo Stuff’ – Vimeo – Documentary by Anton Corbijn
- 1999, Think of England – YouTube – Documentary by Martin Parr
- 2005, Stranded in Canton – Online – Documentary by William J. Eggleston
- 2007, Control – Film by Anton Corbijn
- 2010, Despair – Online – Film by Alex Prager
- 2010, Restrepo – Documentary by Tim Hetherington
- 2010, The American – Film by Anton Corbijn
- 2010, The Forgotten Space – Documentary by Allan Sekula
- 2011, Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory – YouTube – Documentary by Martin Parr
- 1972, Ways of Seeing (Art Appreciation)
- 1992, Visions of Light – The Art of Cinematography (Cinematography)
- 2000, Killing Us Softly 3 Advertisings Image of Women (Advertising Industry)
- 2001, Stanley Kubrick – A Life In Pictures (Film Industry)
- 2003, Los Angeles Plays Itself (Film Industry)
- 2004, Light Fantastic – YouTube (Light)
- 2009, The September Issue (Fashion Industry)
- 2010, How to Make a Book with Steidl (Photo Books)
- 2011, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (Fashion Industry)
- 2011, Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (War Journalism)
- 2011, The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Netflix (Film History)
- 2012, Side by Side (Film Industry)
- Bring Your Own Doc: A conversation with director Jeff Malmberg about Marwencol – YouTube
- Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography 2012 – YouTube
- Henri Cartier-Bresson Interviewed by Charlie Rose – YouTube
- Inside Media: The President’s Photographer – YouTube
- James Nares – STREET – Lecture – Vimeo
- Joel Meyerowitz 1981 Street Photography Program – YouTube
- Magnum Photos – Earthlings by Richard Kalvar – YouTube
- Magnum Photos – Personal Best by Elliott Erwitt – YouTube
- Mark Feeney: “Four Photographers on Three Wheels: William Eggleston’s Tricycle and Before” – YouTube
- Peter Fraser 2011 talk on his work and workshop assignment – Vimeo
- Sarah Moon is a Master of Photography (from Contacts) – YouTube
Feel free to suggest any films we’ve left off the list in the comments below.
About the author: Wirjo Hardjono is a photography enthusiast who enjoys finding and watching films about photography. This article originally appeared here.
Decades ago, documentary filmmaker Leon Gast attempted to complete a feature about the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” championship bout between boxers Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire.
Sundry complications, though, held up the project until its release in 1996.
It was well worth the delay. From Gast’s perspective of modern history, the six weeks Ali and Foreman were forced to spend waiting in Africa for their fight to take place now looks like an important moment in America’s cultural understanding of African American roots.
In a nutshell, Ali had been stripped of his heavyweight champion title because his opposition to the Vietnam War-era draft had landed him in prison.
Reigning champ Foreman agreed to a Don King-promoted match in Kinshasa, but after all parties got there the fight was put off.
Gast captures the charismatic Ali, in the ensuing days and weeks, going out among the people and getting to know them while the more reclusive Foreman keeps to his own company.
Meanwhile, King brings over black American artists such as James Brown and the Spinners to mix it up with African musicians.
The sense of excitement and connection is thrilling, as is the boxing footage of Foreman and Ali finally taking swings at one another in a titanic duel.
Writers George Plimpton and Norman Mailer, each of whom was covering the fight as journalists, are on hand to recollect the details. Whether you’re a fight fan or not, this is a unique experience and a fascinating insight into America’s sense of identity.
When We Were Kings Trailer:
Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.
This piece includes his short film on Gratitude and Happiness. Brother David Steindl-Rast’s spoken words, Gary Malkin’s musical compositions and Louie’s cinematography make this a stunningly beautiful piece, reminding us of the precious gift of life, and the beauty all around us.
Continue reading Louie Schwartzberg: Nature, Beauty, Gratitude
An Honest Liar tells the incredible life story of famed magician-turned-skeptic and enemy of deception, James “The Amazing” Randi. The film brings to life his infamous escapades that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers and con artists with quasi-religious fervor. Today, Randi himself faces the price of a deception that might cause the loss of his partner of 26 years. Along the way, the film will reveal the nature of magic and deception and show how easily our perceptions can be fooled – by magicians, con artists, and even documentaries.
How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have.
Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions in the 1970s to turn away from the car centric policies of the prosperous post war era. Changed ideas about mobility, safer and more livable cities and about the environment led to a new type of streets in the Netherlands.
The recent video to introduce the Dutch Cycling Embassy explains this very briefly, but there is a lot more that can be said about it. That is why I made a longer video for a more in depth look into the history of cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands.
Read more here.
This is a short film created to put some perspective on one of the most powerful yet under appreciated design patterns for large scale resilient systems.
An interesting analogy drawn between containerization and information.
It’s a documentary about an American musician that nobody heard about.
Nobody heard about him in America, but in South Africa, a totally different story. Right there Rodriguez he was more famous then Elvis.
It seems to be a beautiful documentary with a exciting story. I’m really looking forward to watching it.
I love that some people are so honest!
Here’s a quote from the guy who forgot this $13,238.86 bag:
a love letter to New York City, totally true story. before you call me an asshole for forgetting my stuff in a cab consider i’d been traveling for 10 days straight always with a producer who was responsible for the gear. this one time i offered to take it. was distracted w my cell phone, the bags were in the trunk and i was dead tired. these things happen in life
Here we present a short study into James Bond’s personal style, meeting award winning costume designer, Lindy Hemming; and a handful of bespoke tailors who have been instrumental in shaping and crafting this icon of style over 50 years.
The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside story of the design and style of the world’s most influential and iconic movie brand: barbican.org.uk/bond/