Movies, Documentaries on the Works of Photographers


This list is from suggestions made by Newton Camera Club members and information from "25 best movies about real photographers" listed on the digitalcameraworld.com website. I viewed trailers from most on their list and found some to be outdated, of poor quality film wise or no longer available, thus didn't included them. Trailers for most movies can be found on IMDb.com, You Tube and Vimeo. Born into Brothels - many awards - children of prostitutes in India -Amazon Prime, DVD Netflix

My Octopus Teacher - under water with a camera documenting and making friends with an octopus -very inspiring - currently-2020- on Netflix

The Way I See It - Peter Souza White House Photographer - sign up for Peacock which is free (part of NBC) to watch

Portraits and Dreams - Wendy Ewald and children in Kentucky doing photography - a PBS documentary, (found in POV Season 33, episode 17) The B Side - a film by Errol Morris about Elsa Dorfman (Cambridge based photographer known for her use of a large Polaroid camera) - Netflix Get the Picture, the life and work of John Morris - a picture editor for Life Magazine - free on Prime Everybody Street - works of street photographers in New York - free on Prime Finding Vivian Maier - reclusive street photographer - 100,000 images of her work found after her death -Netflix - (vivianmaier.com to view images) Richard Avedon Darkness and Light - fashion and portrait photographer - YouTube and PBS American Masters

Annie Liebovitz: Life through a Lens - celebrity photographer-PBS American Masters documentary 2008 - $3.99 on Amazon and You Tube

Jay Myself - photographer Jay Maisel moves his collection of random objects out of his 6 story building in New York - $3.99 on Prime

The Times of Bill Cunningham - photographer for the NY Times (I call him the guy on the bike) - $4.99 on Amazon Sunday Morning on CBS - 2 programs of interest to watch: Humans - Connecting with the World One Photo at a Time- aired Dec. 13, 2020 - Photographer Brandon Stanton documents people on the street engaging them in conversations A Portrait of America - aired on Aug. 26, 2018- photographs from the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles- photos from the Library of Congress I may see what quality films/documentaries I can find on other photographers - Dorothea Lange, Henri-Cartier Bresson, Alfred Steiglitz, Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke White and others. Enjoy watching! Sue Sue Michaels Co-President, Newton Camera Club

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