The coalition of photography with popular taste and popular press gave birth to a phase of creativity in the 1930s. Another groundbreaking development was the substitution of glittering layouts with the old fashioned rectangular photo style. Press photography evolved itself as an important phenomenon. The individuals who were working behind the scene became onlookers to the recent events and they were able to transform their visions to the global world through newspaper reporting.
Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” created a huge splash after its publication along with Walker Evans’ redolent series focusing on Alabama sharecroppers and images by Weegee, Brassaï and Robert Capa. The program documents these along with other photojournalists of the 20-th century with a special emphasis on Josef Koudelka’s photos of the invasion of Czechoslovakia, Richard Avedon’s portraits for Rolling Stone and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “The People of Moscow”.
(Press Usage: Photo, Enhanced DVD, 26 minutes) ISBN: 978-0-81608-885-0 Copy Right Date: 2012 CC