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Close Up: Photographers At Work
In this Ovation TV Original Special, five acclaimed photographers discuss the impact their work has on their lives and on culture as a whole. Featuring cinematographer and portraitist Albert Maysles; large-format landscape photographer Andrew Moore; art photographer Gregory Crewdson; photo-essayist Sylvia Plachy; portrait photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Picture This: Episode 1
This photography contest follows 6 finalists as they battle it out behind the cameras for the chance to win a major gallery exhibition and book deal.
Picture This: Episode 2
This week, the contestants are faced with a documentary photography challenge taking place at a Polo match.
Picture This: Episode 3
In the finale, the remaining two contestants will be challenged to create a full body of work that showcases who they are as photographers.
The Genius of Photography
This six-part series is a gorgeous, in-depth history of photography, and an exploration of what makes a truly great photograph. From Oscar winning production company Wall to Wall.
The Genius of Photography: Paper Movies
An exploration of what makes a truly great photograph. This episode relives the journeys that produced some of the "greatest paper movies" ever: Including Robert Frank's odyssey through 50s America & William Klein's one-man assault on the sidewalks of N.Y.
The Genius of Photography: We Are Family
This six-part series is a gorgeous, in-depth history of photography, and an exploration of what makes a truly great photograph. This episode is about the pictures that photographers take of other people and the pictures they take of themselves.
The Genius of Photography: Right Time, Right Place
This six-part series is a gorgeous, in-depth history of photography, and an exploration of what makes a truly great photograph. This episode examines how photographers dealt with dramatic and tragic events like D-Day, the Holocaust and Hiroshima.
The Genius of Photography: Snap Judgments
A gorgeous, in-depth history of photography, & an exploration of what makes a truly great photograph. This episode asks what a photograph is worth these days. It also looks at the impact of the digital post-production techniques that make anything possible
The Genius of Photography: Document for Artists
An in-depth history of photography, and an exploration of what makes a truly great photograph. This episode examines the work of some of the most influential modern photographers: Alexander Rodchenko, August Sander, Man Ray, Walker Evans, and Bill Brandt.
The Genius of Photography: Fixing the Shadows
This six-part series is a gorgeous, in-depth history of photography, and an exploration of what makes a truly great photograph. This episode looks at the inventions of photography and the way in which it became an integral part of the modern world.
Sally Mann: What Remains
Described by Time magazine as "America's greatest photographer," Sally Mann first came to international prominence in 1992 with Immediate Family, a series of complex and enigmatic pictures of her three children.
David LaChapelle: Portrait of a Photographer
This profile follows famed photographer David LaChapelle as he shoots Alicia Keyes for Vogue, works on a Vanity Fair assignment with Elton John, and recalls backstage stories about his most iconic photographs.
Cindy Sherman: Nobody’s Here But Me
Photographer and artist Cindy Sherman uses her self-portraits to highlight stereotypes of women that exist in film and magazines. In an extended interview, she talks about her artistic inspiration, the evolution of her photographic style, and what her photography is meant to accomplish.
Visions of Light
Explores the art of the cinematographer over the first hundred years of film, with examples from such masterpieces as The Great Train Robbery, Gone With the Wind, In Cold Blood, and Days of Heaven.
The Eloquent Nude
Profiles Charis Wilson, the muse and one-time wife of legendary American photographer Edward Weston. Wilson recounts her passionate relationship with Weston, the art borne from their romance, and her and Wilson's friendship with photographer Ansel Adams.
The story of John Heartfield, the father of photomontage and the significant changes in East Germany from the start of Heartfield's career in 1916 to the present day.
The True Meaning of Pictures
The True Meaning of Pictures addresses the issue of representation in documentary photography by examining the work of American photographer Shelby Lee Adams. This documentary seeks to spend time with the subjects of Adams' work, in order to get to know them better and address the controversy and response Adams' photographs generate, which involves the politics of representation. Both strands of the film will combine to explore the larger-- and also self-reflexive-- issue of whether it is possible to "document" a community. The emotional intention is to compel viewers to move beyond voyeurism into empathy, so that by the end of the film they will feel authentically connected to people with whom they assume they have nothing in common.
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