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Irving Penn in Adventure of Photography

The Adventure of Photography: 150 Years of the Photographic Image

2003 NR

This dizzying four-hour retrospective explores the history of photography by zipping through more than 1,700 images -- ranging from early daguerreotypes to nudes to modern photojournalism -- snapped by 300 shutterbugs. Charting the development of various schools of thought and photography styles, the documentary highlights the work of Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, George Eastman, Max Ernst, Eadweard Muybridge, Andy Warhol and more.