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10 Great Films If You’re Into Photography

March 10th 2017 | Published By P. Bateman

10. A Thousand Times Goodnight

Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young daughters need Rebecca, who loves both her family and her work..


9. Life

The story of Dennis Stock, A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean.


 8. Nightcrawler

When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.


 7. Harrison's Flowers 

When a Newsweek photojournalist disappears in war-torn Yugoslavia, his wife travels to Europe to find him.


6. Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life And Death Of Tim Hetherington 

Documentary about deceased photojournalist Tim Hetherington directed by Sebastian Junger. Together with his friend and long-term collaborator Sebastian, Tim had travelled the world documenting conflicts in Afghanistan, Liberia and Libya among other locations. If you've seen the documentary Restrepo, Tim helped film this.


5. Finding Vivian Maier

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 photographer.


 4. City Of God

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.


 3. McCullin  

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 three-decade career covering wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent and the photographs that often defined historic moments. From 1969 to 1984, he was the Sunday Times of London's star photographer, where he covered stories from the civil war in Cyprus to the war in Vietnam, from the man-made famine in Biafra to the plight of the homeless in the London of the swinging sixties. Exploring not only McCullin's life and work, but how the ethos of journalism has changed throughout his career, the film is a commentary on the history of photojournalism told through the lens of one of its most acclaimed photographers.


 2. Shell Shock (Triage)

 The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.


 1. The Bang Bang Club

 A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.