Life Magazine

Last night BBC4 showed ‘America in Pictures’ in which Rankin covered the story of Life Magazine. It covered the work of:

Margaret Bourke-White
Alfred Eisenstaedt
John Loengard (interviewed)
Burk Uzzle (interviewed)
Bill Eppridge (interviewed)
Larry Burrows
John Shearer (interviewed)
Harry Benson

The documentary also covered some of Life Magazine’s seminal photo essays including W Eugene Smith’s Country Doctor. What was striking about the photo essays was the ability of the photographers to seize the extraordinary out of the ordinary and generally mundane.

Rankin’s own views about the documentary and the views of other viewers are available on the BBC blog

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