“Unravels the mystery of images to reveal their complexity and beauty” —Le Monde
Break down the elements of photography with Photo
, which takes an inside look at the creative process as it plays out between the imagined and the real. By examining the role of European and American pioneers, this 12-part series explores the development of photography from its beginnings to more recent times. In the process, this documentary shows that what may seem like an exercise in objectivity can instead be entirely subjective. The photograph itself is little more than a blank page on which to write one’s story.
With elegance and insight, Photo
reveals how photographers go beyond documentary precision, endeavoring to interpret the world they live in rather than merely capturing it. This entails controlling the image through a variety of techniques, blending the spontaneous with the staged, and manipulating for maximum impact these “moments stolen back from time.”
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Contains nudity and sexual content.