10 Best Documentary Movies About Photography & Photographers

Geometry & Silence

The last few years have some tremendously good documentary movies about photography and photographers released on DVD. Here’s my pick of the best 10. Click on the cover to see the film in Amazon.co.uk:

Visual Acoustics: Modernism of Julius Shulman [2010]

Essential if you are interested in one of the masters of architectural photography or modernism in LA from the Case study Houses onwards. Very poignant to see Shulman’s archive been shipped to the Getty centre a year before he passed away.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye [2006]


If you are a cartier-Bresson fan like me this is a real treat and goes well beyond the surface in exploring his his oeuvre and plenty of interviews of the man himself discussing his iconic and lesser known work.

The Genius of Photography [2007]


The best filmed introduction to the magic of photography. The BBC at its best in six episodes. Interviews…

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