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Turned out it happened to be the World Photography Day today.
The Origins of this day based on http://www.worldphotoday.org/
World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World”.
Another photographic processes, the Calotype, was also invented in 1839 by William Fox Talbot (it was announced in 1841). Together, the invention of both the Daguerreotype and Calotype mark 1839 as the year that photography was invented.
Over 170 years later, we have chosen this date, August 19th to celebrate photography, It’s past, present and future, technologically and artistically.
Attaching what photography is for me today and my best interaction with it and my favorite creations – Large Format film + People + Natural…what is your motive for it??? Please Share!
Recently the PETAPIXEL posted on their website a big fat list of photo documentaries! Its a day savior for the bored photographer, or if you’re looking for inspiration! Check it out to learn about photographers, history of photography, how it use to be, and why the hell are we doing it?! So, Just WOW and big thanks to the PETAPIXEL for that share.
I hope to share and post more inspiring things like that that i find across the web, to keep myself and you inspired.
Cheers and thanks for stopping by,
Want to watch a non-fiction film about photography? Here’s a list of documentaries (and some other stuff) concerning photography that the author collected below.
By Wirjo Hardjono · Jul 01, 2013
Reposted from Petapixel.com
- 1948, The Photographer – YouTube
- 1957, Ansel Adams, Photographer – YouTube
- 1972, Going Where I’ve Never Been The Photography of Diane Arbus –YouTube
- 1973, The Decisive Moment – YouTube
- 1984, America and Lewis Hine
- 1986, Fire in the East: A Portrait of Robert Frank – YouTube
- 1989, Creativity with Bill Moyers: The Photographer’s Eye – YouTube Clip
- 1989, Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge – YouTube
- 1989, Strand, Under the Dark Cloth – YouTube
- 1989, W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult – YouTube
- 1995, Lee Miller: Through the Mirror
- 1996, Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light – YouTube
- 1998, National Geographic: The Photographers
- 1999, Magnum Photos: The Changing of a Myth – Vimeo
- 2000, Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks –Netflix/YouTube
- 2000, Naked States
- 2001, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye – YouTube
- 2001, Henri Cartier-Bresson: L’amour Tout Court (Just Plain Love) – YouTube
- 2001, Jazz Seen: The Life and Times of William Claxton
- 2001, Near Equal Daido Moriyama – YouTube
- 2001, War Photographer
- 2002, Gursky World – Vimeo
- 2002, The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia
- 2003, Ansel Adams, American Experience
- 2003, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye
- 2003, Martin Parr – De Magie van het Moment – YouTube
- 2003, Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones – Vimeo
- 2003, Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time – YouTube
- 2003, The Adventure Of Photography – YouTube
- 2003, The Colourful Mr Eggleston – YouTube
- 2003, The World According To Martin Parr – YouTube
- 2004, Arakimentari (Bill Bartlett)
- 2004, Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids
- 2004, Thinking XXX
- 2005, Leaving Home, Coming Home A Portrait of Robert Frank
- 2005, What Remains – Sally Mann
- 2005, William Eggleston in the Real World
- 2006, Annie Leibovitz Life Through A Lens
- 2006, Manufactured Landscapes
- 2006, Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project
- 2007, At Close Range With National Geographic
- 2007, Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
- 2007, Eloquent Nude: The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston & Charis Wilson
- 2007, Helmut by June
- 2007, Michael Kenna’s Hokkaido – Stream
- 2007, Shadow of the House
- 2008, An Unlikely Weapon
- 2008, Blood Trail: Shooting Robert King
- 2008, In Harm’s Way – War Photographers – YouTube
- 2008, Visual Acoustics The Modernism of Julius Schulman
- 2009, Erwin Olaf, on Beauty and Fall – Vimeo
- 2009, Salt
- 2009, Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn
- 2010, Bill Cunningham New York
- 2010, Marwencol
- 2010, Moonbug
- 2010, Smash His Camera
- 2010, South Africa in Pictures – Vimeo
- 2010, Teenage Paparazzo
- 2010, The Pirelli Calendar Saga
- 2010, The President’s Photographer – PBS
- 2010, The Weird Adventures of Eadweard Muybridge
- 2010, The Woodmans – Netflix
- 2010, Waste Land
- 2011, America in Pictures- The Story of Life Magazine – Vimeo
- 2011, Bert Stern: Original Madman
- 2011, Last Days of the Arctic
- 2011, Rock ‘N’ Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen
- 2011, Sam Abell – The Life of a Photograph – YouTube
- 2011, Shooting the Hollywood Stars – Vimeo
- 2012, Anton Corbijn Inside Out – YouTube
- 2012, Chasing Ice
- 2012, Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters
- 2012, In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter
- 2012, McCullin
- 2012, No Worries – Martin Parr – YouTube
- 2012, The Many Lives of William Klein – YouTube
- 2013, Vivian Maier Who Took Nanny’s Pictures – YouTube
- 2013, Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
- 1983, BBC’s Master Photographers
- 1988, Contacts, Vol. 1 The Great Tradition of Photojournalism
- 1992, Contacts, Vol. 2 The Renewal of Contemporary Photography
- 1997, Decisive Moments – The Photographs That Made History
- 2001, Contacts, Vol. 3 Conceptual Photography
- 2007, Edwardians in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn
- 2007, The Genius Of Photography
- 2012, Capture with Mark Seliger (RSRV)
- 2012, Picture Perfect (Vice)
- 2012, Witness (HBO)
Films By Photogs
- 1966, Who Are You, Polly Maggoo – Film by William Klein
- 1993, Don Van Vliet: ‘Some Yo-Yo Stuff’ – Vimeo – Documentary by Anton Corbijn
- 1999, Think of England – YouTube – Documentary by Martin Parr
- 2005, Stranded in Canton – Online – Documentary by William J. Eggleston
- 2007, Control – Film by Anton Corbijn
- 2010, Despair – Online – Film by Alex Prager
- 2010, Restrepo – Documentary by Tim Hetherington
- 2010, The American – Film by Anton Corbijn
- 2010, The Forgotten Space – Documentary by Allan Sekula
- 2011, Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory – YouTube – Documentary by Martin Parr
- 1972, Ways of Seeing (Art Appreciation)
- 1992, Visions of Light – The Art of Cinematography (Cinematography)
- 2000, Killing Us Softly 3 Advertisings Image of Women (Advertising Industry)
- 2001, Stanley Kubrick – A Life In Pictures (Film Industry)
- 2003, Los Angeles Plays Itself (Film Industry)
- 2004, Light Fantastic – YouTube (Light)
- 2009, The September Issue (Fashion Industry)
- 2010, How to Make a Book with Steidl (Photo Books)
- 2011, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (Fashion Industry)
- 2011, Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (War Journalism)
- 2011, The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Netflix (Film History)
- 2012, Side by Side (Film Industry)
- Bring Your Own Doc: A conversation with director Jeff Malmberg about Marwencol – YouTube
- Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography 2012 – YouTube
- Henri Cartier-Bresson Interviewed by Charlie Rose – YouTube
- Inside Media: The President’s Photographer – YouTube
- James Nares – STREET – Lecture – Vimeo
- Joel Meyerowitz 1981 Street Photography Program – YouTube
- Magnum Photos – Earthlings by Richard Kalvar – YouTube
- Magnum Photos – Personal Best by Elliott Erwitt – YouTube
- Mark Feeney: “Four Photographers on Three Wheels: William Eggleston’s Tricycle and Before” – YouTube
- Peter Fraser 2011 talk on his work and workshop assignment – Vimeo
- Sarah Moon is a Master of Photography (from Contacts) – YouTube
Feel free to suggest any films we’ve left off the list in the comments below.
About the author: Wirjo Hardjono is a photography enthusiast who enjoys finding and watching films about photography. This article originally appeared here.
After 2 weeks of the city of lights, Paris, i realized how much this city is a libarary of inspiration – Design, Architecture, History, culture, tradition, language, people, music, fashion, style and on and on. its never ends.
i was in need of this kind of break from the californian waves and to reach to this kind of well done inspirational injection.
In the first 2 weeks i travelled the streets, wonder, got lost, discovered and still i am dont get how come the sunset is a bit late around 11pm(!!!). days as days, nights as days here. and you never get enough!
walking with a camera in the streets is like heaven for the photographer. everyone are part of your movie and your cast. everyone well dressed and ready for you to capture them. street photography is how i began my journey into photography. and this is literarily heaven for photographers.
Im et new people, made new connections, already got the opportunity to work with top model agencies here and great creative people!
Of course enjoying with Sidney as much as we can and together were making some self realization about everything from career, life, inspiration, people, etc..im glad and love the fact that i can share my stuff with someone that close to my heart here.
so here are some snap shoots from the past 2 weeks that already on my Art + COMMERCE // Italian Vogue stock images page.
Appreciate your time for reading it and please don’t hesitate to contact me for anything!
And for daily basis photo of the day / behind the scenes / moments / etc. follow on INSTAGRAM: @BenjoArwas
Cheers and happy summer.