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The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

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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.

Documentaries

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Series

Films By Photogs

Related

Bonus

  • 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.


Image credit: film-reel by eelke dekker, Be Kind Rewind film reel by seafaringwoman


 
 
  • Aleksander Torset Eriksen

    I think you forgot “Gregory Heisler 50 portraits” ++

  • Nuno Duarte

    Hi! Absolutely fantastic post. But… 1973, The Decisive Moment isn’t on youtube anymore. :(