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1. McCullin (2012)

91 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. For the first time, McCullin speaks candidly about his ... See full summary »

Directors: David Morris, Jacqui Morris | Stars: Harold Evans, Don McCullin, Michael Parkinson, Sue Ryder

Votes: 2,090

2. Frame by Frame (2015)

85 min | Documentary, War

84 Metascore

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli | Stars: Massoud Hossaini, Wakil Kohsar, Najibullah Musafer, Farzana Wahidy

Votes: 103

3. Life (I) (2015)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

A photographer for LIFE Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Peter Lucas, Lauren Gallagher

Votes: 6,531

4. Eadweard (2015)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama

A psychological drama about the turn-of-the-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who was the first to photograph subjects in movement and became the godfather of cinema. He later ... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Rideout | Stars: Michael Eklund, Sara Canning, Christopher Heyerdahl, Charlie Carrick

Votes: 402

5. Lies I Told My Little Sister (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

After the death of her oldest sister, a 30 year old globe-trotting nature photographer is guilted onto a family trip to Cape Cod - along with the younger sister she used to torment. Amid ... See full summary »

Director: William J. Stribling | Stars: Alex Jennings, Lucy Walters, Donovan Patton, Alicia Minshew

Votes: 77

6. Margaret Bourke-White (1989 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

Biographical account of pioneering photographer's career.

Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Frederic Forrest, David Huddleston, Jay Patterson

Votes: 77

7. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 11,953 | Gross: $1.51M

8. Ship of Theseus (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.

Director: Anand Gandhi | Stars: Aida Elkashef, Yogesh Shah, Faraz Khan, Hannan Youssef

Votes: 5,582

9. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 17,080 | Gross: $1.34M

10. Salvador (1986)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Thriller

An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage

Votes: 17,586

11. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

82 Metascore

A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 50,360

12. Everybody Street (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

EVERYBODY STREET, directed by Cheryl Dunn, illuminates the lives and work of New York's iconic street photographers - including Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Ricky Powell... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Dunn | Stars: Boogie, Martha Cooper, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt

Votes: 574

13. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2003)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography

59 Metascore

Heinz Bütler interviews Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) late in life. Cartier-Bresson pulls out photographs, comments briefly, and holds them up to Bütler's camera. A few others share ... See full summary »

Director: Heinz Bütler | Stars: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alexander Brooks, Robert Delpire, Elliott Erwitt

Votes: 292 | Gross: $0.03M

14. War Photographer (2001)

96 min | Documentary, War

79 Metascore

Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

Director: Christian Frei | Stars: James Nachtwey, Christiane Amanpour, Hans-Hermann Klare, Christiane Breustedt

Votes: 3,677

15. Visual Acoustics (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Bricker | Stars: Frances Anderton, Tom Ford, Frank Gehry, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 570 | Gross: $0.10M

16. La maleta mexicana (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History

The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War ... See full summary »

Director: Trisha Ziff | Stars: Ernest Alós, Juan Diego Botto, Sebastian del Amo, Antonio de la Fuente Ferraz

Votes: 211

17. In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

Saul Leiter could have been lauded as the great the pioneer of color photography, but was never driven by the lure of success. Instead he preferred to drink coffee and photograph in his own... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Leach | Star: Saul Leiter

Votes: 171 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

A documentary shot over a decade with unprecedented access to photographer Gregory Crewdson that bares the artist's process.

Director: Ben Shapiro | Stars: Costanza Theodoli Braschi, Gregory Crewdson, Samantha Ressler, Richard Sands

Votes: 515 | Gross: $0.06M

19. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (2002)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Few American artists have reached a wider audience, or enjoyed more widespread popularity in their own lifetime, than Ansel Adams. None has had more profound an impact on how Americans ... See full summary »

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Barbara Feldon, Eli Wallach, Ansel Adams

Votes: 62

20. Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

A documentary on the relationship between curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and musician/poet Patti Smith.

Director: James Crump | Stars: Pierre Apraxine, Dick Cavett, Dominick Dunne, Raymond Foye

Votes: 219

21. What Remains (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

A look at the creative process of celebrated photographer Sally Mann.

Director: Steven Cantor | Stars: Sally Mann, Karen Bailey, Richard Jantz, Emmett Mann

Votes: 224

22. Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, Biography

An intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks a true Renaissance man who has excelled as a photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician and filmmaker.

Director: Craig Laurence Rice | Stars: Avery Brooks, Flavio da Silva, Nelson George, Coretta Scott King

Votes: 109

23. Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (2001)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer | Stars: Andy Goldsworthy, Anna Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy, James Goldsworthy

Votes: 2,158

24. Naked States (2000)

R | 80 min | Documentary

Photographer Spencer Tunick travels the U.S. in search of volunteers to pose nude for his outlaw photo-shoots, all of them done out in public and often without legal permits. This ... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Nelson | Stars: Spencer Tunick, Trey Anastasio, Fraya Berg, Deborah Berman

Votes: 481

25. Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge (1989)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

A camera crew follows Helmut Newton, the fashion and ad photographer whose images of tall, blond, big-breasted women are part of the iconography of twentieth-century erotic fantasy. He's on... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: Adrian Maben, Candice Bergen, Tina Brown, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 163

26. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Robert Capa: In Love and War (2003)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary about the life of famed war photographer Robert Capa.

Director: Anne Makepeace | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 157

27. The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia (2002)

75 min | Documentary

The meaning of art itself comes into question in this documentary about Shelby Lee Adams' controversial photos of families in Appalachia.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Stars: Shelby Lee Adams, Chad Baker, Donnie Benton, Burley Childers

Votes: 192

28. Eye on the Sixties: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman (2013)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

EYE ON THE SIXTIES is an intimate portrait of photographer Rowland Scherman, and the process of photojournalism. It is a valuable 'insider' piece of American History, documenting one man's ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Szwedo | Stars: Tom Clark, Judy Collins, Rowland Scherman, Richard Stolley

Votes: 20

29. Visions of Light (1992)

92 min | Documentary, History

Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond, Charles Lang

Votes: 2,869 | Gross: $0.80M

30. Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

35 Metascore

"Bert Stern: Original Mad Man" is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of America's most influential photographers. Photographing the world's most alluring women in fashion ... See full summary »

Director: Shannah Laumeister Stern | Stars: Bert Stern, Shannah Laumeister Stern, Albert D'Annibale, Dorothy Tristan

Votes: 207 | Gross: $0.03M

31. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye (2001)

TV-14 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

Biography of Alfred Stieglitz and his role in the early 20th century American art world.

Director: Perry Miller Adato | Stars: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Steichen, John Marin

Votes: 83

32. An American Journey (2009)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

From Texas to Montana, from Nebraska to Louisiana, from New York to San Francisco, An American Journey is a 15,000 mile odyssey through contemporary America seeking to understand the impact... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Séclier

Votes: 16

33. Eloquent Nude: The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston & Charis Wilson (2007)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

She was beautiful, smart, and searching. He was an emerging genius in the world of photography. When they met, they fell instantly in love. Setting off across the West with camera and ... See full summary »

Director: Ian McCluskey | Stars: Christine Bernsten, Eric DiIlio, Frank DiMarco, Jason T. Edwards

Votes: 46

34. Annie Leibovitz: So, There You Go (2009)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

"So There You Go" features an on camera interview with Ms. Leibovitz who offers viewers her own perspective on her life's work as well as insight into her family and friends. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas J. Sloan | Star: Annie Leibovitz

Votes: 33

35. Patti Smith: Still Moving (1978)

13 min | Short, Documentary

A film by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. A portrait of rock and roll musician Patti Smith. The photographer appears several times talking and posing his model.

Director: Robert Mapplethorpe | Star: Patti Smith

Votes: 7

36. Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)

TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

An examination of the life and work of the revered and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Nancy Rooney, Harry Mapplethorpe, George Stack, Robert Mapplethorpe

Votes: 1,088



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