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Could you suggest me movies about Photographers please? I am interested in full spectrum of photography because I am teaching visual story telling to young generation of photographers and movies are very useful tool to stress the point.

Thank you very much!

Janis Pipars

by Janis Pipars at 2009-11-13 17:34:41 UTC (ed. Nov 13 2009 ) Riga , Latvia | Bookmark | | Report spam→

salvador, rear window, blow up, peeping tom, the one with joe pesci as WeeGee, city of god,

by Con O'Donoghue | 13 Nov 2009 17:11 | Dublin, Ireland | | Report spam→
War Photographer, about James Nachtwey, is quite good.

by andrew cullen | 14 Nov 2009 05:11 | Hovd, Mongolia | | Report spam→
War Photographer with JN is my favourite! “Freelance in a World at Risk” with and about Ron Haviv, “The War in Iraq, through photographers’ eyes”, “Harrison’s Flowers”, “the killing fields”…

by Heimana | 14 Nov 2009 07:11 | Brussels, Belgium | | Report spam→
Under Fire, Road to Perdition, Pecker…

by Thaddeus Pope | 14 Nov 2009 10:11 | Oxford, United Kingdom | | Report spam→

Ansel Adams has to be one the list as well!

by Ty Stange | 15 Nov 2009 18:11 | Copenhagen, Denmark | | Report spam→
Salvador is not really about photographers, intead journalists in general. The Year of Living Dangerously is another i like. Sounds of Silence is a very good film. I like the part they want to do a photo for a passport and they have no good fix. They are not all about photographers, i mean, is more about journalism. But they are very good films. Natchwey related one is very good documental about how he works, War photographer. For visual story telling you have to show el Acorazado Potemkim.

by Hernan Zenteno | 15 Nov 2009 19:11 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
Hernan, is “Sounds of Silence,” about Dith Pran and Sidney Schanberg during the civil war in Cambodia? If so, the English title of the film is “The Killing Fields.” If not, it is another film worth listing.

by Barry Milyovsky | 15 Nov 2009 20:11 | lost in the, United States | | Report spam→
Yes Barry, I known the film here as Los sonidos del Silencio. But for the images i remember the Killiing Fields fit the title.

by Hernan Zenteno | 15 Nov 2009 22:11 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
Somewhere along the way I ran into a free download of the whole movie of War Photographer…it was associated with the Adobe Media Player and named “video.flv.” I think I saw the link here on LS. Maybe someone else knows the link from which the free download came.

by [former member] | 16 Nov 2009 01:11 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
The Devil Came On Horseback

Shooting Robert King

by marius sortland myklebust | 16 Nov 2009 01:11 | wellington, New Zealand | | Report spam→
I just watched ‘the September Issue’ on DVD. It’s a documentary about Anna Wintour (she’s really not as bad as in The Devil Wears Prada) and her team putting together the biggest ever Vogue magazine. It’s all about the editing process and the photo shoots including Mario Testino.

by Nigel Amies | 16 Nov 2009 09:11 | Vientiane, Laos | | Report spam→
What about “Born Into Brothels” about the children of prostitutes in India? THa one was really good.

by Claire Martin | 16 Nov 2009 12:11 | Perth, Australia | | Report spam→
What about “Born Into Brothels” about the children of prostitutes in India? THa one was really good.

by Claire Martin | 16 Nov 2009 12:11 | Perth, Australia | | Report spam→
-The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club"
-Alfred Steiglitz: the somethingoranothereye

by Jonathan Lipkin | 16 Nov 2009 16:11 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Paolo Gioli’s experimental films and William Klein’s TV series “Contacts” in which photographers talk about their work

by Laura Liverani | 16 Nov 2009 20:11 | Milano, Italy | | Report spam→
Frontline, about Neal Davis in Vietnam is excellent.

by [former member] | 16 Nov 2009 20:11 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→
oh, and Professione Reporter (The passenger) by Michelangelo Antonioni

by Laura Liverani | 16 Nov 2009 21:11 | Milano, Italy | | Report spam→
city of god

easy money

Neal, try mininova.org

by Ed Leveckis | 17 Nov 2009 02:11 | New York, United States | | Report spam→

by Ed Leveckis | 17 Nov 2009 02:11 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Professione Reporter, The Passenger, He’s not a photographer actually…
I remember as a fantastic movie. It’s long time I don’t see it.
As I remember, more than an action movie, it shows the time we don’t take pictures.
I must find out a dvd!

by Alessandro Digaetano | 17 Nov 2009 04:11 | Hong Kong, Hong Kong | | Report spam→
"Underfire"with Nick Nolte deals with some good issues including ethics etc. Great performance by Nolte too. Cracking movie.

by Andy Johnstone | 17 Nov 2009 08:11 | Toulouse, France | | Report spam→
one of the best “tool” for a teacher of photography:


let your students study this archive, a real pandora vase!

by Federico Caponi | 17 Nov 2009 10:11 | warsaw, Poland | | Report spam→
Just watched “La Vida Loca” by Cristian Poveda. It’s not about photography but it’s a documentary made by a photographer. Very intense, definitely not for the sensitive.

by Claire Martin | 17 Nov 2009 10:11 | Perth, Australia | | Report spam→
Many documentaries on photographers here:

by J-F Vergel | 17 Nov 2009 18:11 | New York, NY, USA, United States | | Report spam→
a movie – not a documentary, but a piece set in the 1840’s at the home of a man working on learning how to fix the photographic image…more of a story about two people, but one is a photographer.

The Governess


by [former member] | 18 Nov 2009 16:11 (ed. Nov 18 2009) | on the road, United States | | Report spam→
I rented War Photographer and think that it’s one of the worse movies ever made. The idea of sticking a little video camera on Nachtwey’s still camera produced footage that was nothing less than ridiculous. You want a decent movie about photojournalist bang-bang? Go for Salvador or Under Fire. At least they won’t annoy the hell out of you.

by James Colburn | 19 Nov 2009 04:11 | McAllen, Texas, United States | | Report spam→
‘The Bridges of Madison County’…… hahaa just kidding ;))

by Paul KISS | 19 Nov 2009 21:11 | Melbourne, Australia | | Report spam→
Paparazzi (1998 film)
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Paparazzi is a 1998 French comedy film, directed by Alain Berbérian.
[edit] Plot

Franck Bordoni (Patrick Timsit) loses job as a night watchman when he finds himself inadvertently on the front cover of a popular magazine. The photograph was taken whilst he was enjoying at a football match instead of working. Deciding to punish the photographer, Franck visits the magazine’s offices and finds Michel Verdier (Vincent Lindon), a member of the paparazzi pack. Franck clings to Michel, is fascinated by the work and eager to serve as an apprentice. Franck immerses himself in exciting new life (and Isabelle Adjani’s dustbins), however he hardly notices former life (including wife and son) disappear.
[edit] Cast

  • Vincent Lindon : Michel Verdier
  • Patrick Timsit : Franck Bordoni
  • Catherine Frot : Evelyne Bordoni
  • Nathalie Baye : Nicole
  • Isabelle Gélinas : Sandra
  • Élise Tielrooy : Bénédicte
  • Didier Bénureau : Dacharie
  • Géraldine Bonnet-Guérin : Julie
  • Tim Doughty : M.C. Watson
  • Christophe Hémon : Xavier
  • Jean-Noël Cridlig-Veneziano : Nicolas
  • Christophe Guybet : Médi
  • Stefan Elbaum : Foreman
  • Dominique Besnehard : Dédé
  • Hichem Rostom : Kabouli

[edit] External links

  • Paparazzi at the Internet Movie Database

by Paul KISS | 19 Nov 2009 22:11 | Melbourne, Australia | | Report spam→
Saw that last one at the cinema back then when I lived in Belgium, I thought it very funny. Would love to have a copy of it on DVD for my rainy day collection. Yes sure, have seen & recommend pretty much all the other ones people have already mentioned….. except ‘The Bridges of Madison County’, I really was kidding with that… I WAS!!

by Paul KISS | 19 Nov 2009 22:11 | Melbourne, Australia | | Report spam→
Okok, alright, I admit I HAVE seen it!

Didn’t think it was very funny at all, mind you.

by Paul KISS | 19 Nov 2009 22:11 | Melbourne, Australia | | Report spam→
See if you can find a copy of Frankies House. Show that and all the adrenalin junkies will run out and buy a Leica and head for Afghanistan with the idea of living the life of danger and getting laid.

by A H Henry | 20 Nov 2009 11:11 | S E Michigan, United States | | Report spam→
If you find a copy of Frankie’s House let me know, I’ve always been interested in viewing it…

by Peter Harris | 20 Nov 2009 21:11 | Connecticut, United States | | Report spam→
Under the Dark Cloth, about Paul Strand. It’s a Canadian documentary by John Walker… I saw it back in 1989 or 1990 and remember it as being quite inspiring and good…


by Martin Mraz | 21 Nov 2009 12:11 | Bombay, India | | Report spam→
‘Manufactured Landscapes’ is a fairly decent documentary about Edward Burtynsky. I’d also suggest that you show them ‘Baraka’ by Ron Fricke.



by Thaddeus Pope | 21 Nov 2009 15:11 | Oxford, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
The Photographer ( 2000 ).
Starring: Reg Rogers, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Anthony Michael Hall, John Heard
Director: Jeremy Stein

by [former member] | 28 Nov 2009 00:11 (ed. Nov 28 2009) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
‘High Art’ (1998) is loosely based on/inspired by Nan Goldin, I believe…

by Innis McAllister | 28 Nov 2009 13:11 | Brighton, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Oh and don’t fortget that John Waters movie called Pecker …

So how about the CRAP movies about photographers? Who are the worst sinners?

by BignoseTW | 28 Nov 2009 15:11 | Taipei, Taiwan | | Report spam→
Well, for one thing, Big Nose, have you ever seen the 1950s sitcom “Love That Bob” (also known as "The Bob Cummings Show.)?

by Barry Milyovsky | 28 Nov 2009 15:11 | lost in the, United States | | Report spam→
Found it on youtube:


by Barry Milyovsky | 28 Nov 2009 15:11 | lost in the, United States | | Report spam→
I don’t care much for “High Art”(1998), but if you get the chance to see “High Art”(1991)aka Exposure, go for it!!
It is Walter Salles’ first movie(Linha de passe, Motorcycle diaries, Central station, etc) about an American photographer (played by Peter Coyote) in Brazil. My only beef with this movie is that it was never released on DVD.
Bits and pieces on youtube of course:

by Olivier Boulot | 28 Nov 2009 19:11 | Paris, France | | Report spam→
Also La mort en direct aka Deathwatch, with Harvey Keitel and Romy Schneider:

by Olivier Boulot | 28 Nov 2009 19:11 | Paris, France | | Report spam→
From the little-known movie Putney Swope


by George Olson | 29 Nov 2009 17:11 | Portland, OR, United States | | Report spam→
patrick chauvel made a great documentary about war photographers, Rapporteurs de guerre…awesome piece of work and one of the few documentaries about photographers actually shot by a photographer. for more info and filmography
48h à Ramallah / Patrick Chauvel /
Cauchemars d’enfants tchétchènes / Patrick Chauvel /
Derrière l’objectif / Patrick Chauvel /
Kamikaze 47 / Patrick Chauvel /
Rapporteurs de guerres / Patrick Chauvel; Antoine Novat /


by Ziyah Gafic | 29 Nov 2009 20:11 | Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina | | Report spam→
Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita”. The character of Paparazzo, a news photographer
is the origin of the word “paparazzi”.
The film works on many levels and is brilliant in all and only equaled by Fellini’s “8 1/2” about a film director who is lost in both his personal and creative life.

by Frank Sciurba | 29 Nov 2009 22:11 | virginia, United States | | Report spam→
You have “Métier : Photographe Professionnel” 2 video subjects about AFP photographers, one in france (Anne Christine Poujoula, Thomas Coex and Eric Feferbergues), the other about abroad based photographers ( featuring Peter Parks).
No easy to find but you can ask to France 5 tv channel.
I can send it to you if you want (legal for an educational use).
Contact me
At least War Photographer is one of the best.

by Nedim IMRE | 30 Nov 2009 09:11 | Istanbul, Turkey | | Report spam→
Just watched “The September Issue”. Testino is hilarious.

by [former member] | 01 Dec 2009 11:12 | Hanoi, Vietnam | | Report spam→

Here is a whole wack of ’em.

by Kenneth Chou | 01 Dec 2009 12:12 | Toronto, Canada | | Report spam→
I bought War Photographer and if being a War photog makes someone as melancholy as Natchwey Il stick to landscapes, oh I forgot he’s Swiss, thats normal.

by Stephen Mclaren | 01 Dec 2009 14:12 | Hobart, Australia | | Report spam→
James Nachtwey was born in Syracuse, NY, USA in 1948.

by Barry Milyovsky | 01 Dec 2009 14:12 | lost in the, United States | | Report spam→
The correct spelling of his last name is: N-A-C-H-T-W-E-Y.

by Barry Milyovsky | 01 Dec 2009 14:12 | lost in the, United States | | Report spam→
What with the dashes??

by Stephen Mclaren | 01 Dec 2009 14:12 (ed. Dec 1 2009) | Hobart, Australia | | Report spam→
Why not?

by Barry Milyovsky | 01 Dec 2009 14:12 | lost in the, United States | | Report spam→
I might put dashes in my name makes it stand out!

by Stephen Mclaren | 01 Dec 2009 14:12 | Hobart, Australia | | Report spam→
Not a bad idea. Name recognition is important. It might help one’s career.

by Barry Milyovsky | 01 Dec 2009 15:12 | lost in the, United States | | Report spam→
How about “Flowers for Harrison” about the war in Bosnia? I’d assign that with the book “My War Gone By, I Miss It So” by Anthony Lloyd. The book is a better and more accurate picture of the situation, but the movie’s images of the region are pretty good, and both do a good job of showing what a peculiar, diverse, and interesting group photographers and journalists are.

by John Louis Lassen Perry | 02 Dec 2009 01:12 | New Jersey, United States | | Report spam→
I have produced and directed Big Sister Because Of You, a documentary on an internet brothel based on the work of the czech photographer Hana Jakrlova



read the plot and if you are intersted I can provide you the documentary

by carlo bevilacqua | 02 Dec 2009 05:12 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
It’s not just about photographers, but there’s a war photographer in it:

by Dave Clark | 02 Dec 2009 07:12 | Paris, France | | Report spam→
Shooting Robert King http://bloodtrailfilm.com/ has got very good reviews but cant find it any where online to watch or buy.

by [former member] | 02 Dec 2009 20:12 | Oslo, Norway | | Report spam→
Better off with documentaries, but these two movies are about photographers -in a theater near you in 2010:
“Triage”, by D. Tanovic (based on Scott Anderson’s book, which follows the memories of war photographer Mark Walsh),
“The Bang Bang Club”, by S. Silver (based on the lives of four photographers & friends during the Apartheid in South Africa).

by Tanguy Gilson | 02 Dec 2009 21:12 | manhattan, NYC, United States | | Report spam→
and of course don’t forget the sadly unreleased documentary made by Kloie Picot (and executive-produced by yours truly) on a group of Palestinian PJs in Nablus. Shots that Bind – trailer here:


The film won an award at the NYIIFVF (New York) but it was turned down by the Chicago Palestinian Film festival who said “This is an important film but we feel the content is too graphic for this festival”. Like, WTF, you don’t want to admit that Palestine is a bloody place?

by BignoseTW | 03 Dec 2009 12:12 | Taipei, Taiwan | | Report spam→
Weird one just out is “Delerious” with Steve Buscemi.
Try to get hold of the three part series about Magnum.
And then there are the W. Eugene Smith biopic from PBS starring Peter Riegert and the Farrah Fawcett movie about Bourke-White.
Otherwise, my favorites are The Public Eye about Weegee, and Under Fire with Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman.

by Larry Roberts | 03 Dec 2009 14:12 | Pittsburgh, PA, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Janis,

“Positive” is a short film by noted filmmaker Mira Nair here in India. Saw it on tv the other day, dunno where copies lurk on the net. Nice story telling with a photographer protagonist..

My personal favourite: City of God :-)

by Parikshit Rao | 08 Dec 2009 07:12 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
Try this one, very good, no commercial bullshit.

Girl in a Mirror ( 2005 ) documents the work of 1970’s Australian photographer Carol Jerrems, who’s life was cut short by cancer in the late 70’s

by Tony Reddrop | 19 Dec 2009 07:12 | New Zealand, New Zealand | | Report spam→
I suggest the whole series of contacts. Photographers speaking on their own approach to photography through their contact sheets. Among them Nan Goldin, Raymond Depardon, Sarah Moon, Sophie Calle etc. Very useful for teaching photography.

Contacts, Vol. 1: The Great Tradition of Photojournalism
Contacts, Vol. 2: The Renewal of Contemporary Photography
Contacts, Vol. 3: Conceptual Photography

by evangelia voutsaki | 19 Dec 2009 21:12 (ed. Dec 19 2009) | london, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Magnum In Motion, the visual narratives of Magnum Agency. I love them!

by evangelia voutsaki | 19 Dec 2009 21:12 | london, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Although more of a documentary series and less of a movie, you might dig:

The Genius of Photography

Wonderful deconstruction of Kertesz, Rodchenko, Abe Morell, even Cindy Sherman. It brushes the surface of most of the History of Photo but quite well in some instances.


by Seth Butler | 19 Dec 2009 23:12 (ed. Dec 22 2009) | Barnard, VT, United States | | Report spam→
These might be helpful for you

There is great documentary on photography called “Genius of Photography”

Good luck


by Vandy Rattana | 21 Dec 2009 19:12 | | Report spam→
Michael Winterbottom’s Welcome To Sarajevo remains the best shot which not only documents journalists’ lives in a war zone but also questions the very nature of journalism, global politics and individuals causing change.

Palermo Shooting, written and directed by Wim Wenders, is also a great film with a lot of sub-subjects.

by [former member] | 06 Jun 2010 11:06 | Istanbul, Turkey | | Report spam→
I strongly recommend “La ciudad de los fotógrafos”, it’s about photojournalism during Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.

by Agustin Fernandez | 06 Jun 2010 14:06 | Montevideo, Uruguay | | Report spam→
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

by Diana Topan | 06 Jun 2010 17:06 | Bucharest, Romania | | Report spam→
i loved “Salvador” it’s the movie that made me wanna be a photographer in the first place.

by eran yardeni | 07 Jun 2010 13:06 | haifa, Israel | | Report spam→
and nobody has mentioned Dennis Hopper’s performance in “Apocalypse Now” ?!?


by [former member] | 07 Jun 2010 16:06 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Smash his Camera about superstar paparazzo Ron Galellla was on HBO tonight. He was oddly endearing—he has a pet rabbit cemetery in his backyard, and amusing as he describe his paparazzi rules. Plus I don’t care what the guy formerly of the Met says, he has some amazing photographs.

by [former member] | 08 Jun 2010 03:06 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Itty Bitty Gang Bang
Buttman’s European Vacation
Randy the Electric Lady
Sperms of Endearment
A Few Hard Men
Breakfast On Tiffany
Debbie does Dubai
Good Will Humping

by Mikethehack | 09 Jun 2010 14:06 | Way up my own ass, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Has anyone seen Triage?

Triage is a 2009 drama film starring Colin Farrell, Paz Vega and Christopher Lee. The film focuses on the psychological effects of war on a photo journalist. It is based on the novel Triage by American veteran war correspondent Scott Anderson.

by Matthew Aslett | 09 Jun 2010 20:06 | Florence, Italy | | Report spam→
Triage could have been great (movies based on books are always tough) but like most colin farrell movies it was a bit of a flop.

“in my fathers den” is a great New Zealand film about a war photog coming home to little old NZ and digging up his past.

by [former member] | 10 Jun 2010 00:06 (ed. Jun 10 2010) | Voss, Norway | | Report spam→
Joe is that the Kiwi movie that is supposedly based on Simon Townsley?

by Mikethehack | 10 Jun 2010 13:06 | Way up my own ass, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
“Frankie’s House,” the story of Sean Flynn and Tim Page in Vietnam. Hard to find…worth the trouble….

by Stan Godlewski | 10 Jun 2010 13:06 | | Report spam→
No i don’t think so mike, but who knows there where a few photogs who covered the wars of the 90s who now live the easy life back in NZ. if you can find it, watch it it’s one of the best kiwi movies out there in my book.

by [former member] | 10 Jun 2010 14:06 | Voss, Norway | | Report spam→
There is a good documentary about W. Eugene Smith and his work and life in Minamata.

by Yannick Tylle | 10 Jun 2010 19:06 | Kampala, Uganda | | Report spam→
I just noticed a mention of this one which sounds interesting:


by henley | 08 Jul 2010 07:07 | | Report spam→
Annie Leibovitz Life Through A Lens
Robert Capa – In Love and War

by Emil Zinger | 08 Jul 2010 07:07 | Vilnius, Lithuania | | Report spam→
Janis, if you are teaching, I will second Seth’s and Vandy’s recommendations for a fantastic BBC series: “The Genius of Photography”

by Federico Rubio | 08 Jul 2010 16:07 | Montevideo, Uruguay | | Report spam→
I’d recommend a wonderful film called Stranger With a Camera. Here is a link to the trailer: http://appalshop.org/channel/stranger-with-a-camera-trailer-two.html

I’ve used it in classes to get people talking about the role of the photographer/journalist/fimmaker and it has always led to interesting discussions.

by Matt Gainer | 10 Jul 2010 06:07 (ed. Jul 10 2010) | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
And… Girl in a Mirror, a portrait of Carol Jerrems. …. a good film

by Tom Jefferson | 10 Jul 2010 07:07 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
The latest film directed by acclaimed Swedish auteur Jan Troell, “Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick” (Everlasting Moments), is based on the true story of one female photographer in Sweden from a working class background at the beginning of the twentieth century. It’s really a beautiful portrayal of the power of image making – heartily recommended if you get a chance to watch it.


by 周謙 | 10 Jul 2010 15:07 | Stockholm, Sweden | | Report spam→
“Under Fire” with Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman – cracking.

by Andy Johnstone | 10 Jul 2010 20:07 | Toulouse, France | | Report spam→
Girl in a Mirror, documents the work of 1970’s photographer Carol Jerrems, in a life tragically cut short… See more » |
One word ( well three ) Bloody Brilliant Film, a must see Documentary about one of Australia’s great Female photographers.

Paul Kiss missed posting this one, must be getting old.

by Tony Reddrop | 11 Jul 2010 06:07 | New Zealand, New Zealand | | Report spam→
Oh how I forgot about this one – “Obscura”

A short documentary about blind photographers

by 周謙 | 11 Jul 2010 13:07 | Stockholm, Sweden | | Report spam→
I have the documentary “An Unlikely Weapon” The Eddie Adams Story. Eddie as a photographer shot 13 wars, 6 presidents and won the pulitzer prize in 1969. Eddie tells why photography was important in his life.

by scott richards | 11 Jul 2010 20:07 | charlevoix mi., United States | | Report spam→
there is documentary about Daido Moriyama: Stray dog of Tokyo – It is not about photo journalism but pretty interesting thought in this DVD.
Also there is BBC documentary about famous photographer- I think this is the best documentary about photography history. -genius of photography.

by JAEYU LEE | 12 Jul 2010 03:07 | New York, United States | | Report spam→

by Tommy Huynh | 12 Jul 2010 07:07 | San Antonio, United States | | Report spam→
DVD. National Geographic: “The photographers.”

by L--T | 14 Jul 2010 12:07 | Seoul, Korea (South) | | Report spam→
‘In Love and War’ about Robert Capa, think I saw that listed above.

Henri Cartier-Bresson interview type one, ‘The Impassioned Eye’
And I very much recommend a short 30min-ish clip of HCB talking, with a slideshow of his photos, made by ICP in the 70’s I think, called ‘The Decisive Moment’.

One here about Trent Parke and Narelle Autio: http://gallery.me.com/njturpin#100039

And one about Bill Cunningham, New York street fashion photographer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1621444/

by Camus Wyatt | 15 Jul 2010 20:07 (ed. Jul 15 2010) | Wellington, New Zealand | | Report spam→
if any of ye are into the horror…or somewhat scary…theres a movie called “shutter” – its only recent, that girl from Dawsons Creek is in it i think…im not all great with movies though – but have seen most of the ones so far but definatley a few to watch.

If interested in Documentaries, there is a great one about Light called “light fantastic” there is a good bit of photogrpahy refrence in it, and photographers being all about light – its quite interesting to learn a bit about the founding moments and events of the discovery of light, its spectrum and its properties.


genius of photogrpahy if you up for a history lesson, im sure we’ve all seen that though.

Movie wise…not sure. Except that Shutter Movie, its not too bad, but dont take my opinion lol.

by Kevin Anthony Griffin | 16 Jul 2010 14:07 | Waterford, Ireland | | Report spam→
surprised no one has mentioned William Eggleston in the Real World

by Peter Hoffman | 17 Jul 2010 21:07 | Naperville, Ill, United States | | Report spam→
anyone knows about Restrepo? it’s from Tim Hetherington…

by Suryo Wibowo | 19 Jul 2010 08:07 | Jakarta, Indonesia | | Report spam→
“Before the Rain” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110882/ *(Read the reviews…) ~cg.

by [former member] | 19 Jul 2010 23:07 | Newburgh, NY, United States | | Report spam→
How about “Frankie’s House”? I know someone who keeps recommending this movie but I can’t find it anywhere.

by PJ Heller | 20 Jul 2010 04:07 | Southern California, United States | | Report spam→
hey girl, go to icp (library) or log on, and get the info yourself. i am sick and tired of
so called teachers who are wasting photogra time. i am serious. plus it will teach yr students
well to do their own research.

by ruth breil | 20 Jul 2010 14:07 | new york, ny, United States | | Report spam→
Yeah, and no other questions about photography either. What do you think this is, girl, (“girl?”) a discussion forum?

by Barry Milyovsky | 20 Jul 2010 22:07 (ed. Jul 20 2010) | Manhattan, United States | | Report spam→
… The nerve! How dare you ask a question that turns into a popular thread. Off with your head!

by J-F Vergel | 21 Jul 2010 11:07 | New York, NY, United States | | Report spam→
Check out my blog. I have this post full of documentaries and films.
the most part of the post (text) is spanish, but scroll down a little the webpage and u ll see the films and the rest, with the original names in the english ones.
JALAKA: Películas y documentales sobre fotografía.
Hope it helps.

by Oscar Pinal | 21 Jul 2010 13:07 (ed. Jul 21 2010) | Ourense, Spain | | Report spam→
I agree with PJ there about Frankie’s house. It’s one of my fav’s. Sadly, it has been off the A&E catalog for years, as it had been available for sale on VHS in both NTSC and PAL.

by Aaron J. Heiner | 23 Jul 2010 12:07 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
I agree with PJ there about Frankie’s house. It’s one of my fav’s. Sadly, it has been off the A&E catalog for years, as it had been available for sale on VHS in both NTSC and PAL.

by Aaron J. Heiner | 23 Jul 2010 12:07 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
I agree with PJ there about Frankie’s house. It’s one of my fav’s. Sadly, it has been off the A&E catalog for years, as it had been available for sale on VHS in both NTSC and PAL.

by Aaron J. Heiner | 23 Jul 2010 12:07 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
SnagFilms is showing “Shooting Robert King” for the next two weeks for free. The film follows photojournalist Robert King over 15 years of his career from Bosnia to Iraq. It’s one of the first movies produced by the Frontline Club.


by [former member] | 23 Jul 2010 14:07 | | Report spam→
Bang Bang Club. Just been released but I have not seen it yet. Based on the well written book on South African photogs covering violence in Johannesburg. keep an eye open of it.

by Kim Ludbrook | 25 Jul 2010 14:07 | Johannesburg, South Africa | | Report spam→
“City of photographers” about Pinochet Regime


by Yedra Vargas | 06 Aug 2010 07:08 | sevilla, Spain | | Report spam→
With all the info above, plus my own research, here’s my compilation list.


City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund).
Salvador (Oliver Stone).
Blow-up (Micheangelo Antonioni).
The killing fields (Roland Joffé).
Under fire (Roger Spottiswoode)
Pecker (John Waters).
The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir).
Shooting Robert King (Richard Parry).
Born into Brothels (Ross Kauffman, Zana Briski).
Frankie’s House (Peter Fisk).
The Photographer (Jeremy Stein).
The knife (A grande Arte) (Walter Selles).
Triage (Danis Tanovic).
The public eye (Howard Franklin).
Positive (Farhan Akhtar).
Girl in a mirror (Kathy Drayton).
Palermo Shooting (Win Wenders).
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (Steven Shainberg).
In my father’s den (Brad McGann).
Eyes of Laura Mars (Irvin Kershner).
High Art (Lisa Cholodenko).


War Photographer (James Nachtwey).
Strand, Under the Dark Cloth (John Walker).
The September issue (RJ Cutler).
The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club (Dan Kraus).
The Bang Bang Club (Steven Silver).
La vida loca (Christian Poveda).
Contacts, Vol. 1: The Great Tradition of Photojournalism (Various)
Contacts, Vol. 2: The Renewal of Contemporary Photography (Various)
Contacts, Vol. 3: Conceptual Photography (Various)
American masters. Annie Leibovitz: Life through a lens.
Robert Capa: in love an war (Anne Makepeace) .
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (Heinz Butler).
Paisajes transformados (Jennifer Baichwal).
The genius of Photography.
La ciudad de los fotógrafos (Sebastián Moreno).
Stranger with a camera (Elizabeth Barret).
An unlikely weapon (Susan Morgan Cooper).
William Eggleston in the Real World (Michael Almereyda).
An American Journey: In Robert Frank’s Footsteps.
The Photographers Series: Debbie Fleming Caffery.
Berenice Abbott: A View of the 20th Century.
Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project.
The Decisive Moment (Henri Cartier-Bresson).
Pictures from a Revolution (Susan Meiselas).
Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge.
Toward the Margin of Life (Cornell Capa).
The Adventure of Photography (Various).
Ralph Gibson: Photographer/ Book Artist.
Aaron Siskind.
What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann.
American Masters – Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light.
Masters of Photography – Diane Arbus.
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Masters of Photography – André Kertesz.
W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult.
Masters of Photography – Edward Steichen.
American Masters – Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye.
John Szarkowski: A Life in Photography.
Peter Beard: Scrapbooks From Africa & Beyond.
American Photography (Various). Half Past Autumn – The Life and Works of Gordon Parks.
National Geographic’s The Photographers (Various).
Ansel Adams – A Documentary Film.

by Miguel Pereira | 15 Aug 2010 16:08 | Madrid, Spain | | Report spam→
BTW, I have not included many war movies that were not directly related to photography (for some reason, at one point the thread swang towards war more over photography).

by Miguel Pereira | 15 Aug 2010 16:08 | Madrid, Spain | | Report spam→
Thanks Miguel for this compilation, far more clear ;-)

by Heimana | 16 Aug 2010 11:08 | Brussels, Belgium | | Report spam→
wow this is a useful reference…

by an | 17 Aug 2010 02:08 | yogyakarta, Indonesia | | Report spam→
its not a movie-more of a short, but I found it to be an incredible piece from a amazing director..

michel gondry “la lettre”


by Dan Figueroa | 17 Aug 2010 14:08 | Berkeley, california, United States | | Report spam→
I know that I may sound impressionable or sentimental, but “The Bridges of Madison County” is a very felicitous movie in my opinion.
Ok, its not about photographers, a documentary with click-click-click action, but surely is for photographers.
I love this movie. And for me is kind of documentary also.

by Jonnek Jonneksson | 22 Aug 2010 02:08 | Athens, Greece | | Report spam→
Just watched “My Asian Heart” a doco about Philip Blenkinsop. Pretty amazing.

by Claire Martin | 23 Aug 2010 01:08 | Perth, Australia | | Report spam→
Arakimentari about Nobuyoshi Araki

Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog of Tokyo

by Nick Strite | 23 Aug 2010 19:08 | Olympia, United States | | Report spam→
PBS has a interesting piece on Pete Souza called “The Presidents Photographer”:

by Raphael Moser | 12 Jan 2011 09:01 | Bern, Switzerland | | Report spam→
Shooting Under Fire: http://context.tv/index.php?project_id=11

Bearing Witness – The story of Women photographers/reporters in Iraq

Pictures from a Revolution – about Susan Meiselas

Territories [Larry Towell] Photographer – An amazing Doc on Magnum Photographer Larry Towell

by Gabriel Romero | 13 Jan 2011 08:01 | Ventura, Calif., United States | | Report spam→
Frankie’s House is available from Amazon in the UK. It’s a region 2 DVD and won’t play in North American DVD players, but it will play in computer DVD drives (at least Mac ones). It’s quite good, but Page’s book (Page After Page) is better.


by Jack Kurtz | 13 Jan 2011 17:01 | Phoenix, Arizona, United States | | Report spam→
“Before the rain” is a very good movie from Macedonia

by simona pampallona | 28 Jan 2011 14:01 | | Report spam→
Dying to Tell the Story (documentary about Reuter’s photog Dan Eldon killed with three colleagues in Somalia 1993)


by Eduardo Hutter | 28 Jan 2011 21:01 | Montreal, United States | | Report spam→

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Vilnius , Lithuania
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Montevideo , Uruguay
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Los Angeles , United States
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Sydney , Australia
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Stockholm , Sweden
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Charlevoix Mi. , United States
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Houston , United States
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Hokkaido , Japan
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Wellington , New Zealand
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Dublin , Ireland
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Naperville , United States ( ORD )
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Southern California , United States ( SBA )
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New York, Ny , United States
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Ourense , Spain
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Phnom Penh , Cambodia
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