SOUTH AFRICA, CHROMATIC PORTRAITS

FR | 2013 | 52' | HD | By Nathalie Masduraud & Valérie Urréa | Axe Sud | Coproducer/broadcaster: ARTE

For the 20th anniversary of South African first democratic elections, this documentary depicts 40 years of political events through the lens of its photographers: David Goldblatt (founding father of South African documentary photography) & the historical members of Afrapix (independent agency created in 1982, inspired by Magnum). We also discover the contemporary photography scene, heir of this “Struggle Photography”: Jodi Bieber, Pieter Hugo, Zanele Muholi & Thabiso Sekgala.

CHROMATIC SOCIETY

FR | 2014 | 3 x 15' & 1 x 7' | HD | English, French | By Valérie Urrea & Nathalie Masdurand | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: Arte France

In these four films, we discover today's South Africa through the eyes of the seven most renowned photographers of this land.
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Episode 1 : Inner City: Guy Tillim & Thandile Zwelibanzi
Episode 2: Such a violent time : David Goldblatt & Mikael Subotzki
Episode 3: Home : Jodi Bieber
Episode 4: Identity : Zanele Muholi & Pieter Hugo

CARTIER BRESSON'S CENTURY

FR | 2012 | 52’ | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Pierre Assouline | Cinétévé | Broadcasters: ARTE France, Ciné+

© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum, courtesy Fondation HCB

Few have revolutionized photography as much as French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson has. The father of modern photojournalism, who died ten years ago, contributed spreading the "street photography" or "life reportage", a style that influenced generations of photographers. In this documentary, he narrates the crucial moments of his life, such as his meeting with Ghandi, while his shots illustrate his work.