2011
05.02

If you’re in the mood to be inspired by some of the great photographers, here’s a list which should keep you going for a while. The first entry (Blow Up) is the only fictional work, but highly recommended – it’s one of my favourite films. I’ll keep adding to the list as I find more.

“Blow Up” (1966)

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman (2008)

Smash His Camera (2010)

What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann (2008)

Contacts, Vol. 1: The Great Tradition of Photojournalism (1988)

Contacts, Vol. 2: The Renewal of Contemporary Photography (1992)

Contacts, Vol. 3: Conceptual Photography (2005)

“War Photographer” (2001)

Annie Leibovitz: Celebrity Photographer

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

American Masters – Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye (1999)

Masters of Photography: André Kertész

Masters of Photography: Edward Steichen (2006)

Masters of Photography – Diane Arbus (2006)

Richard Avedon – Darkness and Light (1996)

Ansel Adams – A Documentary Film (2002)

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2006)

William Eggleston In the Real World

Helmut Newton – Frames from the Edge (1989)

American Photography: A Century of Images (2003)

The Adventure of Photography (2002)

The Genius of Photography (2007)

Chased By The Light – A Photographic Journey With Jim Brandenburg (2003)

National Geographic’s The Photographers (1996)

Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt (2003)

W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult (1989)