Documentary Photography

Slum pictures – let’s talk about ethics

Apr 20, 2018
Nils Heininger

A walk on the trash mountains My eyes are filled with tears, because of the smoke. The plastic-particles in the air are itching in my…

BBC admits they faked some scenes in Human Planet documentary

Apr 6, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

In a recent statement, the BBC admitted that one of their documentary series isn’t entirely documentary after all. Some of the scenes from their 2011…

Iranian photographer exposed for reproducing film set photos as “documentary”

Mar 13, 2018
Ramin Talaie

When Mehrdad Oskouei, a well known Iranian filmmaker, was planning to produce his last film Starless Dreams he asked one of his former students, Sadegh Souri, a photographer…

Photographer hires Nigerian scammer to be a documentary filmmaker, and the results are beautiful

Feb 16, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

Not long ago, photographer Adam Grumbo received a Facebook message from a “hot American girl.” It turned out to be a scammer from Nigeria, who…

These secret photos of North Korea got the photographer banned from the country

Jan 8, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

Belgian photographer Eric Lafforgue travels the world and captures inspiring stories about people. In 2008, he photographed North Korea for the first time and revisited…

Polar bears suspend their “family time” to assist BBC filmmakers

Dec 19, 2017
John Aldred

It’s all you need, really. There you are, in the middle of a field of ice and snow, filming polar bears and their not-so-subtle courtship…

This 80 minute documentary is an in-depth study of Ansel Adams’ life and work

Dec 12, 2017
John Aldred

Ansel Adams is a photographer who is spoken about a lot. To many, especially landscape photographers, he’s a huge inspiration. Every snippet of information we…

Heartbreaking video of starving polar bear shows the devastating impact of global warming

Dec 11, 2017
Dunja Djudjic

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen has recently filmed a video which shows how terrifying global warming really is. The video shows a weak, starving polar…

Instant Dreams is a feature-length documentary on Polaroid cameras & film

Nov 23, 2017
John Aldred

No matter what other instant film formats may follow, Polaroid is the original and arguably the best. When Polaroid announced the end of production in…

An incredible adventure of photographing Nepalese honey hunters for NatGeo

Jul 19, 2017
Dunja Djudjic

The job of a photographer or a filmmaker is full of challenges. But imagine the challenges one would face while hanging from a rope above…