Movies About Photography

I haven’t seen most of these, so feel free to add any reviews to the comments.
Thanks! – James Pomerantz


1: War Photographer(James Nachtwey)

2: An American Journey: In Robert Frank’s Footsteps

3: The Photographers Series: Debbie Fleming Caffery

4: Manufactured Landscapes (US Edition) (Edward Burtynsky)

5: Berenice Abbott: A View of the 20th Century

6: Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project

7: The Decisive Moment (Henri Cartier-Bresson)

8: Pictures from a Revolution (Susan Meiselas)

9: Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge

10: Toward the Margin of Life (Cornell Capa)

11: Born into Brothels (Children in India)

12: The Adventure of Photography (Various)

13: Ralph Gibson: Photographer/ Book Artist

14: Aaron Siskind

15: What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann

16: American Masters – Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light

17:Masters of Photography – Diane Arbus

18: Strand: Under the Dark Cloth (Paul Strand)

19: Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

20: Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

21: Masters of Photography – André Kertesz

22: W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult

23: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

24: Masters of Photography – Edward Steichen

25: Contacts, Vol. 1: The Great Tradition of Photojournalism (Various)

26: Contacts, Vol. 2: The Renewal of Contemporary Photography (Various)

27: Contacts, Vol. 3: Conceptual Photography (Various)

28: American Masters – Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye

29: John Szarkowski: A Life in Photography

30: William Eggleston In the Real World

31: Peter Beard: Scrapbooks From Africa & Beyond

32: American Photography (Various)

33: Half Past Autumn – The Life and Works of Gordon Parks

34: National Geographic’s The Photographers(Various)

35: Ansel Adams – A Documentary Film

36: Shooting Robert King

37: The Genius of Photography

A Few Movies with Varying Levels of Connectivity to Photography:

1: Salvador (Special Edition)

2: Rear Window

3: Under Fire

4: Proof

5: Apocalypse Now Redux

6: The Year of Living Dangerously

7: Blow Up

8: Gentlemen’s Relish

9: High Art

10: The Public Eye

11: City of God

12: Harrison’s Flowers

13: Pecker

Posted by James Pomerantz

3 Responses to Movies About Photography

  1. Charley says:

    Photographing Fairies with Toby Stephens (1997)

  2. The spectre of hope (2002). It’s a very good conversation between John Berger and Sebastião Salgado.

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