40 Movies About Photography Every Photographer Should Watch

Hitchcock's "Rear Window"

Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”

You love photography and you love watching movies. How about watching a movie that is about the art of photography? Some of these movies are feature length films and some of them are documentaries about individual photographers or photography in general. The movies on this list that I have watched are very good. I need to check out the rest.

My favorites:

Rear Window is a great Hitchcock thriller.

Blow-Up is also a thriller. A fashion photographer discovers he accidentally caught a murder on film.

I watched An American Journey with Robert Frank’s book in my hands.

The Search for Afghan Girl is the story behind the search for the woman in one of the most famous NAtional Geographic covers of all time. You can watch it free at the link below.

Ansel Adams – A Documentary Film is an excellent look at the life and photography of America’s best known landscape photographer.

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“Film making and photography go hand-in-hand. In film making, the art of cinematography is lost with photography. The skill to present moving images in such postcard-like material is in itself a direct descendant of the art of still-photography. If a photographer truly wants to improve his or her craft, they need to study how filmmakers and cinematographers captures moving images on the screen. Just as important is for still photographers to watch films that depict he art of photography through Hollywood’s eye and also visit the stories of celebrated photographers through documentaries. Here are 40 notable movies about photography every photographer should watch… in no particular order.”


40 notable movies about photography –  at Resource

The Search for Afghan Girl (in four parts) – at Blog.JimDoty.com