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TV alert–Photographers on Sundance


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A scene from “Tina Barney: Social Studies.” Sundance Channel

From William Eggleston to Tina Barney, a series of documentaries on photographers begins tomorrow on Sundance, 7 p.m. on the East Coast, two films/two photographers/night, and it looks great. Here’s the nut graph of the New York Times story:

Photographers — how they work, what they shoot, and their sources of inspiration — are the subject of a weeklong documentary series that begins Monday night on the Sundance Channel. The documentaries, made over the last decade by 10 independent filmmakers and assembled for the series, feature a broad range of photographers including William Eggleston, Tina Barney, Helmut Newton, and Robert Mapplethorpe and his mentor Sam Wagstaff, among other lesser-known artists.

The Times page includes a couple of video excerpts to whet your appetite.

You can find the complete list of the films to be featured on a blog called Marketing Photos by Mary Virginia Swanson.