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Master Photographers

on BBC Two England

This is the second in a series of six conversations with some of the grand old master photographers of this century. Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt is regarded as one of the great photographers of this century - photographer's photographer who has only recently caught the attention of a larger public. Lawrence Durrell has written that 'Brandt uses the camera as an extension of the eye -the eye of a poet*. Yet this gentle and courteous man shakes off all accolades. He has said and written almost nothing about his own work and his refusal to be drawn into any conversation about his photography is legendary. This is the first time that he has agreed to be filmed, and, talking to Peter Adam , he shows some of his favourite photographs - among them some of the pictures he took of Paris in the 20s, the compassionate photographs he took in Britain during the Depression and the Second World War, his nudes and the many portraits of famous people. Reserved and disarmingly modest, he allows a rare insight into the personality of the artist who took them.


Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt
Lawrence Durrell
Peter Adam
Julian Miller
Peter Adam

BBC Two England

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