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February 26, 2012


10 Great Photography Movies

by Darren Stone

It’s Oscar time! Here are some of my favourite photography movies.

#1 Bill Cunningham,New York.

A delightful documentary about New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham.

#2 American Masters – Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light.

Great insight into the creative power of Richard Avedon.

#3 Apocalypse Now

I know. It’s not a photography movie. But who can resist Dennis Hopper as a hyper-manic Vietnam-era photojournalist.

#4 The September Issue

Great photo shoot scenes.

#5 American Masters – Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye

Terrific documentary on the father of modern photography.

#6 Blow-up

Drama inspired by the life of an actual “Swinging London” photographer, David Bailey.

#7 City of God

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

#8 Salvador

A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador

#9 Helmut Newton – Frames From the Edge

Documentary that follows photographer Helmut Newton

#10 Cat Walk

A little known movie where a camera follows model Christy Turlington through the spring fashion shows

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Feb 27 2012

    Agree, Bill Cunninghan movie was terrific!

  2. Feb 27 2012

    I think I may have to check some of these out!

  3. Apr 12 2012

    I think i’m gonna download some of those which been mentioned 🙂 thnks

  4. May 10 2012

    Helmut Newton was one strange fellow


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