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Tales by Light 

Behind every powerful image is a powerful story. Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales By Light follows photographers from Australia and around the world as they push the limits of their craft.
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3   2   1  
2018   2017   2015  
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Art Wolfe Art Wolfe 2 episodes, 2015
Eric Cheng Eric Cheng 2 episodes, 2017
Stephen Dupont Stephen Dupont 2 episodes, 2017
Jonathan Scott Jonathan Scott 2 episodes, 2017
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Behind every powerful image is a powerful story. Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales By Light follows photographers from Australia and around the world as they push the limits of their craft. Told from the eye of the storyteller, follow these extraordinary artists as they work to capture the perfect image and show us our world in a new light. Written by National Geographic

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From the eye of the storyteller

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Documentary

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Official Sites:

National Geographic Channel

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

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May 2015 (Australia) See more »

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Australia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16 : 9
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The young lady with the enormous lip disk discovered by Art Wolfe and the team was subsequently recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as having the world's largest lip disk. See more »

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Sickening
25 December 2018 | by noxcucesSee all my reviews

It is sickening to see white westerners, "explore" other people's of this world as if they are at a zoo, while they take beautiful pictures and documentaries they get paid for, and stroke their own pathetic egos.

When it comes to entitlement of the nature and animals, I can take it. Fine. Just have "advanced" westerners filming parts of the world that doesn't belong to them and sell me the content.

But in some episodes here, you are actually in other people's lands, homes and in their real lives. It is painful and surreal, seeing a wealthy white man pointing his camera at people with endlessly longer heritages and fuller cultures, or people with miserably poor conditions, while he finds it exciting or enjoys the technical aspects of his photography. If you don't see the dehumanisation in this program, a part of your soul is missing.

Non westerners, the majority of planet earth, should stop being so good hearted and charmingly welcoming to the white man with the camera at some point. Unfortunately they don't have our perspective from the West, and they don't know about the subconscious/conscious smugness, and the exploitation behind the camera.

Even more sickening when they pretend they are holier than thou and that they are accomplishing something for these objectified humans.... How much of your pay checks did those poor slum children actually get?? You know, the ones who are the entire content of your "work"??

No matter how beautiful the scenery or cinematography, despite my actual curiosity of the world we live in, I couldn't stomach the whole series. The cringe wasn't worth it.


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