Streaming Photography Documentaries

I’ve come to realize there are quite a few great streaming photography documentaries on Netflix and Amazon right now. Here’s what I’ve found!

Country: Portraits of an American Sound

This documentary does not require that you love or even like country music. It offers great insight into the history and culture of country music and the photographers who have documented country music artists over the past 80 years.

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

This documentary takes you behind the scenes with Gregory Crewdson and on set of his elaborate and stunning photographs. It’s really neat to see what goes in to creating Gregory Crewdson’s work.

Visual Acoustics: Julius Schulman

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and
career of Julius Shulman, the worlds greatest architectural
photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Directed by Errol Morris, he interviews Elsa Dorfman about her 20x24 inch Polaroid photos. Elsa Dorfman said that she didn’t want to photograph people to get to know them, but to photograph the surfaces of people because to her they were responsible for what they looked like.

Generation Wealth: Lauren Greenfield

This photography documentary takes you into the lives of the rich and famous and their obsession with weath as captured by photographer, Lauren Greenfield.

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 photographers

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightening

One of the most famous photographs in the world, The Migrant Mother,
captured the suffering of America’s Great Depression, yet few know the
photographer behind the work: Dorothea Lange.

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