Documentary

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

Robert Capa in Color at the ICP

From Blouin Art Info comes this video about wartime photographer Robert Capa - who covered five wars, and captured some of the most iconic wartime photos ever published. His most famous series is called, "The Magnificent Eleven," a group of 11 photos from D-Day, when Capa joined American and allied troops storming Normandy's Omaha Beach in 1944. The black and white photos were published in Life Magazine and gave the world new insight into the reality of war. Read more below for details...

Robert Capa's Photographs in Color


Leica: 100 Years of Capturing the Moment

The Telegraph has an article called "Leica: 100 years of capturing the moment." It's a brief, whirlwind tour of a century of Leica photography - from Oskar Barnack's Ur Leica to the Leica 1 and later Leica M. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Robert Capa and William Eggleston are mentioned, of course. Wrapping up the article is the move to digital. Another article explores "Leica Looks to the Future."

Guillaume Gilbert - Paris to Beijing

Life Force Magazine is a free, monthly, online, photo-led magazine which celebrates the art-form of the photo-essay. In their latest issue, they've got a nice photo-essay by Guillaume Gilbert, called "A Transcontinental Journey (Paris - Beijing)" covering a 45-day, 6,835-mile trip. You can see all of his photos from this epic journey on his Website here. Read more below.

Sebastião Salgado - Spectacular Photos

Esteemed Leica photographer Sebastião Salgado is featured in a post over on the TED Blog called, "Sebastião Salgado: A gallery of spectacular photographs" and it's really worth checking out. Salgado is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist. Read more below.

Anniversary of Eddie Adams Saigon Shot

46 years ago today, on February 1, 1968 - General Nguyen Ngoc Loan fired a pistol at Nguyen Van Lam's head early on in the "Tet Offensive." Lam was a member of the National Liberation Front, also known as the VC (for Viet Cong). Loan executed Lam on a street in Saigon and that moment was forever frozen at 1/500s when Eddie Adams made his shot (seen above). Adams was covering the Vietnam War for the Associated Press and that image won the Pulitzer Prize and World Press Photo. From a previous interview we know that Adams used a 35mm lens (likely on his Leica M4) for the shot. Read more below for photos and video interview.

Abrazos in Cusco, Peru (Eva-Maria)

Daniel Maissan writes about his video, filmed with the Leica M (Type 240)...

Eva Maria is a four year old autistic girl living in the suburbs of Cuzco. Claudia is one of the therapists of Abrazos the foundation that invited me here to photograph their work. This organization helps families with the upbringing of an autistic child. Of course I couldn't let the opportunity pass to also record some video.

Eva-Maria


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