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Marwencol: An Acclaimed Movie About Photography and an Imaginary World

We love sharing about photography-related movies that you might want to add to your “films to watch” list, and today we have a great one: Marwencol. It’s a documentary about Mark Hogancamp, a man who was beaten nearly to death back in 2000 outside a bar (leaving him little memory of his previous life), and how he turned to photographing action figures in a miniature world as a form of “art therapy”. The photographs — which you can browse here — are incredible in their realism and creativity, and attracted the attention of magazines and art galleries.

The movie scored a ridiculous 98% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, and is available on NetFlix (might be a little difficult to find outside NetFlix).


Thanks for the tip, Dave!


 
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  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    too cool!

  • Ravenblack

    it’s pretty easy to find.. ;)

  • http://www.kbledsoephoto.com Kaitlin

    “nearly to death”. Nearly beat to death? Just thinking you have a typo :)

     

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks kaitlin :)

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks kaitlin :)

  • Matt

    I saw this when it premiered at Sundance! Excellent film!