Photography Documentaries

There are plenty of photography documentaries available online which span
different genres, periods in time and subjects.  It’s enjoyable to find
relevant, feature length and interesting films, which help to educate as a
change from books or blogs sometimes

Born from Science and Art, what follows are stories of imagination, of
playing with light and technology or changing worlds and societies. Without
photographs, would we see the struggles of marginalized people, perceived by
the general populace as ugly, outcast or irrelevant?

Without photography, how would we illustrate issues around death, sex,
mental health, drugs, sexuality and abuse?

Do you simply enjoy pictures or are you intrigued at, or maybe excited at
the reasons behind why people are compelled to create and share photographs?
Are you genuinely interested and surprised with other people’s work?

We take photographs, we read about photographs, we read about people
taking photographs, how very meta!

So take some time out from your reading, delve into these documentaries which highlight our interest, demonstrate why we enjoy what we
do, explore the crafts of some of the great photographers while showing
how diverse our photography community is.

Is there anything missing?  Do you have a
favourite?


Ren Hang: The Art of Taboo


Gregory Crewdson: Trail log - the making of The Cathedral In The Pines


William Eggleston Documentary: In The Real World


The Many Lives of William Klein


Joel Meyerowitz 1981 Street Photography


“Reely and Truly” – A Film By Tyrone Lebon


A Day in The Life of Andy Warhol


Robert Mapplethorpe


Vile Bodies Part 1: Naked


Vile Bodies Part 2: Kids


Vile Bodies Part 3: The Dead


The Wizard of Photography (George Eastman ‘the Man who created Kodak’ documentary). 

Part 1 below, be sure to watch Part 2 and Part 3


Cindy Sherman - Nobody’s Here But Me (1994)


Close UP Photographers at Work Part 1


Close UP Photographers at Work Part 2


Secrets of Edward Weston’s Photography

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