Sunday, 22 February 2009

The Genius of Photography (2)

I managed to miss the first series, but I've just finished watching the first episode of the BBC's new series of "The Genius of Photography". An excellent series looks to be starting.

This episode ran from the birth of photography, Fox Talbot & Daguerre, through Eastman's early Kodak cameras through to Lartigue and the birth of Pictorialism.

A lot of images, a lot of erudite commentators but presented clearly and informatively. I particularly like the way the photos are presented - some zoom & pan to see the details, then a full view with caption and photographer. Sort of like visiting a museum but in moving pictures.

Well worth looking out.


  1. I bought the book, and found it excellent (perhaps a bit pedantic at points). Pity that the program has not been shown here in Finland. (Or perhaps it has, I watch little tv.)

  2. Juha, I've got the book from the first series, too. Not had chance to read it yet.

  3. Nice info on the book. I'll consider it as well, if it's good


I like comments, especially constructive ones.
Comments get emailed directly to me before publishing , so if you want to get in touch drop a comment.
All comments moderated by me before being published, keeps the spam at bay.