DVD American Photography: A Century of Images

American Photography: A Century of Images



American Photography: A Century of Images is the story of hte pictures we have taken and where they have taken us. The series, traces the profound effect photographs have had on American life - influencing what we buy, how we dress, how we get the news, and in matters of life and death, medicine, science and war.

Whether it's the evocative art photography of Edward Weston, the first image of a fragile Earth taken from space, glamourous photographs of the latest fashions, A Dorthea Lange look at a bread lline during the Great Depression, or a powerful World War II image by Robert Capa, the program captures the images of a century of change and the role the camera has played in both documenting and creating it.

Dramatic and intimate stories trace phototography's role as a recorder of public events, family historian, vehicle for artistic expression, and tool for influencing public opinion.


Film Info

  • Directors: Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer
  • Writers: Ronald Blumer
  • Producers: Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, Sharon Sachs, John Schott, Ronald Blumer
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: PBS
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003
  • Run Time: 160 minutes