The Genius Of Photography
The American photographer Garry Winogrand said that he took photographs to â€œsee what the world looked like photographedâ€. Photographers have always had this as their mission statement, but the three decades from the late 1950â€™s onwards was the real golden age of the photographic journey. The Genius of Photography â€“ Paper Movies relives the journeys that produced some of the most acclaimed paper movies. The programme takes a fascinating look at Robert Frankâ€™s odyssey through 50s America, William Kleinâ€™s one-man assault on the sidewalks of New York, Garry Winograndâ€™s charting of the human comedy in Central Park Zoo, Tony Ray Jonesâ€™s dissection eccentricity at the English seaside, and finally, William Egglestonâ€™s guide to Memphis and the American South. Episode four of the series also examines the arrival of colour as a credible medium for serious photographers, as controversial at the time as Dylan going electric.