Films about photographers?

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  1. Jock Elliott

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
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    "Pen, Brush & Camera" about HCB is worth watching. It starts (if I remember correctly) with this quote.... "I always have my camera with me, except when shaving in the morning". How lazy.....bring that camera into the bathroom in the morning....LOL.
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  3. Luke

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    I hate the soaring strings and other production values of the film, but well worth watching. Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye
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  4. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    "An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story"

    It is on netflix streaming and I loved it.
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

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    "The Photographer" about Edward Weston is dated in a most wonderful way. The narrator and musical cues remind me of films we were shown in grade school.
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  6. Penfan2010

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    Ed
    I'll add a few more, one from one of my many favorite photographers, Alfred Eisenstaedt, one for contemporary photojournalist and Nat Geo photog, James Nachtwey, and a great film about Nat Geo photographer Jim Brandenburg, "Chased by the Light" (this is a short version on You Tube; the full DVD and book are both great).

    http://www.fandor.com/films/alfred_eisenstaedt_photographer
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59_amOdxfbU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffmEtlfotQ8
     
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  7. Penfan2010

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  8. Ripleysbaby

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    Garry
  9. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
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    BBC - The Genius of Photography. This is a six part series from the BBC looking at the history of photography with reference to many of its iconic names. You can find the whole series at https://www.youtube.com/user/GeniusOfPhotography/videos.

    The Impassioned Eye. A wonderful film based on a series of interviews with Cartier-Bresson shortly before his death. The trailer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3fUZnVTw70.

    McCullin. A documentary about Don McCullin released last year. Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VWjo5XUIfw (This is different from the McCullin documentary in an earlier post, though I think there's some overlap in the material.)

    Bernd und Hilla Becher - Ein Portrait. Hugely influential on subsequent generations of German photographers. In German here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB6iol1kBHE. I saw a version with English subtitles but I haven't found it online.

    Michael Kenna: Hokkaido at http://michaelkenna.net/interviews/hokkaido_j.html

    The World According to Martin Parr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNX6rxK95Eg

    Martin Parr - Think of England: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAgUpTxoR3Q
     
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  10. staticantics

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    Chris
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  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

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    I tried to edit a post to include an embedded video instead of just a link, and it screwed up posts 7-10. And even with my awesome moderator powers, I can't seem to bring them back. My apologies to anyone who made one of those posts. I think one of them was even mine, but "the internets" swallowed them up.
     
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  13. olli

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    Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye. Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3fUZnVTw70

    Bernd and Hilla Becher: A Portrait. In German at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB6iol1kBHE. There is an English version (with subtitles) but I can't find it online. The Becher's were a seminal influence on subsequent generations of German photographers (Gursky, Ruff, Struth etc.)

    McCullin. Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VWjo5XUIfw. Full version for the moment on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV-RM-Th3Uk.

    The World According to Martin Parr at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNX6rxK95Eg

    Michael Kenna: Hokkaido at http://michaelkenna.net/interviews/hokkaido_j.html

    The Genius of Photography. A six part BBC series on the history of photography which deals with many of the iconic photographers and photographs at https://www.youtube.com/user/GeniusOfPhotography/videos.
     
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  14. flash

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    Annie Leibovitz - Life through a lens. Commercial purchase but well with a watch.

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  15. staticantics

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    Here it is for free! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56aUNncGeT8

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  16. TraamisVOS

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    Nov 29, 2010
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    Another one? Not that I'm complaining. I wonder if they'll have Angelina Jolie playing Vivian Maier in a biopic of her life.
     
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  17. TraamisVOS

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    Nov 29, 2010
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    This was quite awesome. I watched this a couple of years ago when I was stuck at home with a really really bad flu, high fever and debilitating headaches and nausea, confined to the bed/couch. I didn't eat for a week because I couldn't hold anything down.
     
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  18. Archiver

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    Daido Moriyama - Near Equal. I absolutely love his work, although it inspires rather than directly influences me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvVPfxdHZY4

    The right hand column of related videos on YouTube will keep you going for a long time. Everything from Nobuyoshi Araki to HCB.
     
  19. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Glad it brought back such happy memories:smile:
     
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