10 photographic documents you must see

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY (1972)

Diane Arbus (*1923 – 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for photographs of deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.

NAN GOLDIN (2000)

Nancy (*1953) is an American photographer. She lives and works in New York City, Berlin, and Paris. Her work is focused on drugs, gender, sexuality, abuse and death.

PHOTOGRAPHY CAPTURING A MOVIE FRAME (2012)

Gregory Crewdson (*1962) is an American photographer. He photographs tableaux of American homes and neighborhoods.

 IN THE REAL WORLD (2005)

William Eggleston (*1939), is an American photographer. He is widely credited with increasing recognition for color photography as a legitimate artistic medium to display in art galleries.

THE MANY LIVES OF WILLIAM KLEIN (2012)

William Klein (*1928) is an American-born French photographer and filmmaker noted for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context ofphotojournalism and fashion photography. He was ranked 25th on Professional Photographer‘s list of 100 most influential photographers.

NOBODY’S HERE BUT ME (1994)

Cynthia “Cindy” Morris Sherman (*1954) is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. In 1995, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (1981)

Joel Meyerowitz (*1938) is a street photographer and portrait and landscape photographer. He began photographing in color in 1962 and was an early advocate of the use of color during a time when there was significant resistance to the idea of color photography as serious art. In the early 1970s he taught the first color course at the Cooper Union in New York City where many of today’s renowned color photographers studied with him.

REELY AND TRULY (2014)

Tyrone Lebon’s 30-minute documentary spotlights some of the best contemporary filmmakers across the globe, including Juergen Teller, Sean Vegezzi, Nobuyoshi Araki, Takashi Homma, Ari Marcopoulos, Jill Freedman, Tim Barber and more.

A PORTRAIT OF ROBERT FRANK (2005)

Robert Frank (*1924) is an American photographer and documentary filmmaker. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocquevillefor his fresh and nuanced outsider’s view of American society. Critic Sean O’Hagan, writing in The Guardian in 2014, said The Americans ”changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it.” Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage.

CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPHERS AT WORK (2009)

Photographers Steve McCurry, Brigitte Lacombe, Jay Maisel, Susan Meiselas, Miru Kim and Bruce Davidson share insights on their work and what makes a great portrait. Interviews with curators, artists, and authors also help demonstrate the passion of this gifted group and help put their work in context.

Sources: dazeddigital.com, wiki