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I decided to make a list of Photography-related shows and movies that you can start watching right now on Netflix.

Tales by Light

2 Seasons, 6 Episodes each.

Behind every powerful image is a powerful story. Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales By Light follows photographers from Australia and around the world as they push the limits of their craft.


Abstract: The Art of Design

Season 1, Episode 7.

Platon’s fearless portraits capture the souls of world leaders and ordinary people. A shoot with Gen. Colin Powell provides a window into his process.


Chasing Ice (2012)

1 Hour 15 Minutes.

Environmental photographer James Balog deploys time-lapse cameras to capture a multiyear record of the world’s changing glaciers.

This compelling documentary has screened in 172 countries, as well as at the White House and the United Nations.


Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016)

1 Hour 29 Minutes.

This film chronicles the career of photographer Harry Benson, who earned global renown with his candid shots of the Beatles and other celebrities.


McCullin (2012)

1 Hour 31 Minutes.

Get an in-depth look at renowned photojournalist Don McCullin and his work spanning three decades of covering global wars and humanitarian disasters.


Moving Art

2 Seasons, 13 Episodes.

Experience nature’s art as filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg highlights the beauty that lurks in oceans, forests, deserts and flowers.


1,000 Times Good Night (2013)

1 Hour 52 Minutes.

After a near-death experience, top war photojournalist Rebecca is forced to choose between her work and the family on whom she depends.


Refugee (2016)

23 Minutes.

Five acclaimed photographers travel the world to provide detailed insight into the difficult conditions faced by refugees who dream of a better life.
The photographers: Lynsey Addario, Omar Victor Diop, Graciela Iturbide, Martin Schoeller, Tom Stoddart.


The Last Patrol (2014)

1 Hour 27 Minutes.

Following four men linked by combat as they travel the East Coast in honor of a fallen peer.


Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

1 Hour 19 Minutes.

Known for his spectacular pyrotechnic displays, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates his most ambitious project yet in this breathtaking documentary.


Terra (2015)

1 Hour 37 Minutes.

This visually arresting documentary essay reflects on our relationship to other living creatures as humanity becomes more isolated from nature.

What do You Think?

Do you have any interesting recommendations (on Netflix and outside of it)?
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One Comment on “Top Must-Watch Netflix Shows & Movies for Photographers

  1. c.e.northrup

    Finding Vivian Maier was inspirational for me. I’ve loved taking pictures for as long as I can remember and after watching that movie I was inspired to look back through my old photos and start taking my photography more seriously