Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Genius of Photography 3: Right Place, Right Time


Robert Capa, Omaha Beach, Normandy coast, France, June 6, 1944.

Episode 3 begins with delightful footage of Henri Cartier-Bresson "pouncing" at the streets of Paris in the 1940s. The decisive moment, how it changed the way we photograph, and how it collided with the historical moment when the world went to war. In this episode: war photographers Robert Capa and Tony Vaccaro, a Jewish ghetto in Poland, post-war reconstruction in Europe, Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu's documents of Nagasaki, The Family of Man exhibition, Magnum Photo Agency, and, finally, W. Eugene Smith's colossal Pittsburgh Project.

Episode Three, Part One
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Episode 3, Part Two
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Episode 3, Part 3
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Download Episode 3 in high-definition from Rapidshare here:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

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