Documentary

Content of, about or in a documentary (e.g. historical) nature.

"Don't Blink - Robert Frank" Official Trailer

Just released is the official trailer for the movie "Don't Blink - Robert Frank" - featuring work from "The Americans" to his latest films. Read more below for details and trailer!

Finding Vivian Maier Now on Netflix

If you are a Netflix subscriber, you can't miss seeing Finding Vivian Maier. Read more below for details!

"American Made" by Bruce Gilden

Bruce Gilden is talking about the Giant Prints and his 'American Made' project/exhibition in Hamburg. See the whole project in LFI's special edition of the S Magazine.


History of Photography in 5 Minutes

The fun, informative video below from COOPH expertly explains anything and everything you ever wanted to know about the art of photography. From its ancient beginnings with the discovery of the camera obscura technique—and its use by iconic painters Rembrandt, Vermeer and Caravaggio—to the advances of heliography and daguerreotype. These discoveries soon began to build and drive the advancement of photography forward at a much faster rate. Read more below for the video!

Mary Ellen Mark, Leica Shooter, Dies at 75

Those in the Leica circle are no stranger to the name Mary Ellen Mark. It is with great sadness that we must inform our readers that she has passed... She was 75. Time has an article entitled, "In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Mark (1940 – 2015)" that's worth a read. She was an avid Leica shooter, owning four Leica cameras - two M4-2s, one M4-P and one M-6 along with five Leitz lenses. She was featured on the Leica blog several times and even held appearances and workshops at Leica stores.

Nick Ut Interview in Vanity Fair

Regulars of the site and Leica shooters in general are likely familiar with Nick Ut. One of his photos, "Napalm Girl" (seen above) of then nine year old Kim Phuc running from a napalm attack in Trang Bang, Vietnam on June 8, 1972 is one of the most iconic photos of the war and the 20th century in general. Check out this newly-posted review in Vanity Fair, "Photographer Who Took Iconic Vietnam Photo Looks Back, 40 Years After the War Ended" regarding that day. It was shot with his Leica M2 and 35mm f/2 lens. That camera is now in the Newseum in Washington.

The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution

Jim Marshall, as many of you may know - was a successful (Leica) photographer that captured incredible images in and around Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) and the wider music scene from 1965 to 1968. As we reported about a year ago, he was awarded a Grammy posthumously after passing away on March 26, 2010. HuffPo has a story running called "The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution" which talks about the book of the same name which features more than 300 color and black-and-white photographs that he shot during this time. Definitely worth checking out.

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