The Ultimate Photography Documentary List

If you’re looking for the best photography documentaries to watch, then this is the article for you.

Below we’ve listed over 150 of the best photography documentaries ever produced.

Not in the mood for a documentary? Take a look at our article: 50 Movies Every Photographer Should Watch

Editor note: Article updated in January 2021. If you find the list helpful, then we would be grateful if you could share it through social media or your own blog.

Photography Documentaries

1940 – 1989

1990 – 1999

2000 – 2004


2010 – 2013

2014 – Present

Photography Documentary Series

Which documentary is your favorite? Do you have any additions for our list? Share in the comments section below!

View our Photography Documentary YouTube Playlist (featuring 75 of the documentaries listed in the article).

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