Together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, Duffy is recognized as one of the innovators of “documentary” photography and fashion photography.
This style revolutionized fashion imagery and furthermore the fashion industry.
So influential were their images that in 1962 the Sunday Times dubbed Duffy, Bailey & Donovan the “Terrible Trio”.
Norman Parkinson further added to their notoriety by naming them “The Black Trinity”.
Together they dominated the London photographic scene, constantly pushing each other to new heights.
Even socially they would spend many hours together talking, living and breathing photography.
In the 1970s DUFFY suddenly disappeared from view and burned all his negatives.
Filmed on the eve of the first-ever exhibition of his work, Duffy agrees to talk about his life, his work and why he made it all go up in flames.
No Worries: Martin Parr
Magnum documentary photographer Martin Parr is found photographing Western Australia.
He was asked by FotoFreo Festival Director Bob Hewitt to photograph three port cities.
Fremantle, Broome and Port Hedland are shown here is a short but sweet photography documentary.
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: “Pen, Brush & Camera” (1998)
Widely acclaimed as one of history’s most influential figures in the photographic field, Henri Cartier-Bresson gives a revealing interview about his life, work, ideas and beliefs.
Additionally, this coincides with three major London exhibitions.
We find this documentary one of the best documentaries about photographers today.
Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light
This film is about fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon.
This photography documentary is a solid, revelatory film about an artist who revolutionized the very concept of fashion documentary photography.
“To be a photographer,” Avedon says, summing up his philosophy, “you have to nurture the things that most people discard.” Watch the documentary here.
Cindy Sherman – Nobody’s Here But Me (1994)
New York-based artist, Cindy Sherman, is famous for her photographs of women. In these photos, she is not only the documentary photographer but also the subject.
She has contributed her own footage to the programme by recording her studio and herself at work with her Hi-8 video camera.
It reveals a range of unexpected sources from visceral horror to medical catalogues and exploitation movies. Moreover, the programme explores her real interests and enthusiasms.
She shows an intuitive and often humorous approach to her work, and reflects on the themes of her work since the late 1970s.
She talks about her pivotal series known as the `Sex Pictures’. In this series, she addresses the theme of sexuality in the light of AIDS and the arts censorship debate in the United States.
BBC LOMO Documentary
here is a photography documentary on Lomography. It originally aired on the BBC in 2004, and is different to the other documentaries as it follows a company rather than a documentary photographer.
Here, you will see many images and subjects covered by this documentary photographic movement. Thoroughly enjoyable and one of the best photography documentaries of its time.
Paparazzi Documentary – Next Generation
This documentary shows a group of documentary photographers that we don’t appreciate or respect.
Watch and enjoy at your own risk.
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