The last few years have some tremendously good documentary movies about photography and photographers released on DVD. Here’s my pick of the best 10. Click on the cover to see the film in Amazon.co.uk:
Visual Acoustics: Modernism of Julius Shulman 
Essential if you are interested in one of the masters of architectural photography or modernism in LA from the Case study Houses onwards. Very poignant to see Shulman’s archive been shipped to the Getty centre a year before he passed away.
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye 
If you are a cartier-Bresson fan like me this is a real treat and goes well beyond the surface in exploring his his oeuvre and plenty of interviews of the man himself discussing his iconic and lesser known work.
The Genius of Photography 
The best filmed introduction to the magic of photography. The BBC at its best in six episodes. Interviews with some of the world’s greatest living photographers including William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, William Klein, Martin Parr, Sally Mann, Robert Adams, Juergen Teller, Andreas Gursky and Jeff Wall.
War Photographer 
A study of James Nachtwey on assignment in Kosovo, Palestine and Indonesia using a movie camera attached to his SLR its enlightening how the subjects in these harrowing situations are wholly complicit in the image making process. (It should be noted there are no subtitles for the German and Albanian parts in the DVD)
Manufactured Landscapes 
Annie Leibovitz – Life Through a Lens 
National Geographic’s The Photographers 
What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann 
Contacts, Vol. 3: Conceptual Photography (2001)
William Eggleston in the Real World 
Please add your suggestions to add to this list in the comments below…..