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Abbas by Abbas

A witness to our times.

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Nicolò Filippo Rosso | Exodus (Chapter 1): Consumed by Grief

Documenting the distress and violence surrounding exodus...

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Nicolò Filippo Rosso | Exodus (Chapter 3): Venezualan’s Escape to Colombia

Latin America's migratory flows through the lens.

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The Queer Reveries of James Bidgood

A film that influenced a whole generation of photographers...

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Michael Ackerman & Lorenzo Castore | Sing Your Song Boy

A strongly inspired and poetic photography.

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Tom Wood | Five Days With Tom

The "unsung genius of British photography."

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28,54 Go | Creating News Photography

How does a news photograph come to life?

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Harold Feinstein | Last Stop Coney Island

An intimate glimpse into the life and legacy of an acclaimed street photographer.

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The Showstoppers!

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Harry Gruyaert, photographer

A master of colour at work...

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Robert Frank | Leaving Home, Coming Home

The transformative power of photography in life's chapters.

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Saul Leiter | In No Great Hurry

Unveiling the art and life lessons of a photography legend.

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Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land

The art of photography in a terrain of historical tensions.

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Masters and Masterpieces

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A Film About/With Anders Petersen

Engström's lens delves into Petersen's raw photographic soul.

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Still Not There, Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Nude, natural, and nuanced: The art of Arno Rafael Minkkinen.

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Saul Leiter | In No Great Hurry

Unveiling the art and life lessons of a photography legend.

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Bernard Plossu | Snapshots

Capturing the essence of everyday life through Plossu's lens.

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Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land

The art of photography in a terrain of historical tensions.

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Harry Gruyaert, photographer

A master of colour at work...

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Dolorès Marat | Dolorès

Delving into the essence of photography through an artistic lens.

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Joel Meyerowitz | The Pulse of the Street

Explore the evolution of street photography with Joel Meyerowitz.

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Willy Ronis, Selfportrait of a Photographer

A photographic legend reflects on his life and art.

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Willy Ronis | A Day in Oradour

The poignant power of photography in historic storytelling.

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The Detours of Robert Frank

Multiple lenses on a singular vision: exploring Robert Frank's filmography.

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Robert Frank | Leaving Home, Coming Home

The transformative power of photography in life's chapters.

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Lucien Clergue | Unto Death, Unto Life

Crafting timeless images from life's simplest moments.

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Mama Casset |African photo

Exploring the legacy of Mama Casset, the Senegalese portrait master.

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Bettina Rheims, My Life

From conception to print: Bettina Rheims' photographic legacy.

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Harold Feinstein | Last Stop Coney Island

An intimate glimpse into the life and legacy of an acclaimed street photographer.

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Jane Evelyn Atwood | Around Pigalle

Delving into the lives and streets of Pigalle through Atwood's eyes.

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Carl de Keyzer | OdysSea

A poignant exploration of seas and selves by De Keyzer.

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Guy Tillim & Thandile Zwelibanzi |South Africa, Chromatic Existences

Johannesburg through two distinct photographic lenses.

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David Goldblatt & Mikhael Subotzky |South Africa, Chromatic Existences

Exploring crime and aftermath in South Africa's streets.

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Jodi Bieber | South Africa, Chromatic Existences

Everyday Soweto, seen through compassionate portraits.

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Zanele Muholi & Pieter Hugo| South Africa, Chromatic Existences

Exploring identity and history in South Africa's evolution.

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Tom Wood | Five Days With Tom

The "unsung genius of British photography."

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The Queer Reveries of James Bidgood

A film that influenced a whole generation of photographers...

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Jean Hermanson | The Celestial Darkroom

A major yet little-known photographic legacy...

Creative Quest

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Cédric Delsaux | Shooting Stars

Blending sci-fi with urban landscapes in stunning photography.

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Lutz Dille | Behind the Yellow Door

A masterclass on the art of seeing the world.

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Frédéric Fontenoy | Inside

Delving into the 1930s-inspired world of Frédéric Fontenoy's erotic art.

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Christian Boltanski: Dead or Alive?

Boltanski's world: A blend of sculpture, photography, and history.

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Cendre | The Ruins of this Dream

A cinematic tapestry of 1432 cyanotypes, capturing post-industrial transformation.

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Gilbert Garcin: Anything Could Happen...

Garcin proves it's never too late for artistic success.

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Denis Bourges |Usual Heroes

A poetic glimpse into the lives of B-movie extras in Hollywood.

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The Fundamental Gilbert & George

Provocative artistry and British wit in East End London.

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Valentin Sidorenko | Roots of the heart Grow Together

Photographs as a bridge between generations and time.

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Eric de Roquefeuil | Nulla Dies Sine Linea

A photographic journey into an artist's pursuit of inspiration.

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The Parade - A Post-industrial Tale | Samuel Bollendorff

A visual narrative of life after the industrial curtain falls.

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Selina Mayer | A Film On Film

A cinematic circle: Photographing the photographer's instinct.

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Let Me Capture Your World: The Maharajas | Nicolas Henry

Exploring the legacy of India's maharajas in photos.

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Let Me Capture Your World: Ladakh | Nicolas Henry

The art of visual storytelling in Ladakh's landscapes.

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Pierre Molinier | The Legs of the Saint-Pierre Quarter

Exploring the daring and transgressive works of Pierre Molinier.

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Sara Imloul | Das Schloss

The art of calotype: Reviving historical photographic methods.

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Romy Alizée | Snapshots

Photography as a tool for empowerment and artistic expression.

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F for Fontcuberta

Enjoy the art of deception and photomontage!

Craft and Technique

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Crime Scenes (How to become a forensic photographer)

Capturing clues: The unseen art of forensic photography.

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Foc Kan, Night of the Hunter

Capturing the ephemeral: Foc Kan's take on Parisian nightlife.

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Roland Dufau | Cibachrome Printer

Discover the lost art of Cibachrome in this revealing journey.

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Platinum-Palladium printing by Carlos Barrantes

Everything you always wanted to know about platinum/palladium printing…

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The cyanotype (with maté) by Carlos Barrantes

Mastering the delicate dance of cyanotype creation.

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Carlos Barrantes | Artist and artisan

A master printer's journey through historic photo methods.

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The Chemigram by Odile Bernard Schröder

Exploring the intersection of painting and photography.

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The Cyanotype by Odile Bernard Schröder

Exploring the unique allure of the cyanotype process.

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The Cliché-Verre by Odile Bernard Schröder

Reviving the lost art of camera-less photography.

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David Bonnier & Marc Hallet | Profession: Food photographer

Savour the art where cuisine meets lens and taste meets vision.

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Patrick Bouteloup & Didier Le Tumelin |Profession: Framer

Behind every masterpiece, a framer’s thoughtful craft.

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The Platino-Chrome by Carlos Barrantes

A fusion of tradition and innovation in photographic craft.

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Alain Paret | Profession: Studio Manager

Unveiling the unseen world of photo studio management.

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Marie-Pierre Bride | The Retoucher

Crafting perfection: The meticulous world of traditional photo retouching

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Diamantino Quintas | The Darkroom Masters

In Quintas' darkroom, every silver print tells a profound story.

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The Workshop | The Fresson Process

A journey through time with the Fresson's unique printing process.

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Lomig Perrotin | The World's Smallest Film Company

A tale of artisanal film-making in the heart of a small kitchen.

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Hors-Champs : Meeting Fred Goyeau

Unveiling the Secrets of a Darkroom Master's Craft.

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28,54 Go | Creating News Photography

How does a news photograph come to life?

Staff Picks

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Bettina Rheims |Naked War : Femen

Behind the scenes: The artistic journey of Femen with Rheims.

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Frédéric & Olivier Larrey | On the Trail of the Snow Leopard

Braving the elements for a glimpse of wildlife mystique.

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1968, Photographic Acts

Photographic reflections on an era of political and social upheaval.

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Juliette Martinez & Antoine Dibon | Surrounded

Witness the resilience of the Zapatista community in Chiapas.

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Andreas Seibert | From Somewhere to Nowhere

Seibert's lens explores the reality behind China's growth.

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Maxime Riché | Paradise

Maxime Riché captures the heart of a community reborn from flames

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Valérie Winckler| Peines

Winckler explores the power of photography and sound

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And then goes... Meeting Eric Franceschi

Diving into the world of a renowned political photographer.

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Michael Ackerman & Lorenzo Castore | Sing Your Song Boy

A strongly inspired and poetic photography.

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Bettina Rheims | Gender Studies

Challenging norms: A cinematic journey into gender fluidity.

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Fouad Elkoury | The Lost Empire

Capturing the silence of the Soviet Union's lost bases.

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Romy & Laure and the Mystery of the Enchanted Plug

A daring erotic tale unveiling female sexuality with humor and art.

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Romy & Laure… and the secret of the furniture man

Delve into the whimsical and erotic adventures of Romy & Laure.

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Alexis Cordesse | Kabul, a Weary War

Capturing Kabul's spirit in the shadow of conflict.

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Alexis Cordesse | Rwanda, one genocide later

Visually narrating Rwanda's path from genocide to healing.

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Alexis Cordesse | Foča, Absolut Serbia

Foča's story told in images, a testament to survival and memory.

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Alexis Cordesse | Burundi under Terror

Documenting hope amid despair in post-conflict Burundi.

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Mala Madre | Céline Croze

A supernatural journey into the heart of Venezuelan tragedy.

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28,54 Go | Creating News Photography

How does a news photograph come to life?

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Nicolò Filippo Rosso | Exodus (Chapter 1): Consumed by Grief

Documenting the distress and violence surrounding exodus...

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Nicolò Filippo Rosso | Exodus (Chapter 3): Venezualan’s Escape to Colombia

Latin America's migratory flows through the lens.

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