Often overlooked but worthy of attention, the children of sex-workers of Calcutta's red light district speak in a strong voice in this documentary, directed by photographer Zana Briski. Briski traveled to India to document the red light district of Calcutta and ended up teaching the children of prostitutes how to use a camera. This documentary details the kids' lives, much of it through their own eyes and lenses, and won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2005.
Essential if you are interested in one of the masters of architectural photography or modernism in LA from the Case study Houses onwards. Very poignant to see Shulman’s archive been shipped to the Getty centre a year before he passed away.
The last few years have some tremendously good documentary movies about photography and photographers released on DVD. Here’s my pick of the best 10. Click on the cover to see the film in Amazon.co.uk: