I recorded it and watched it last night. The best documentary I have watched in years. I thought he was very humble and understated in what he said and came across as genuine. The scenes of war were horrific and the background commentary from him amazing. Anyone who has a "casual" idea about war will surely think again after seeing this. His early years were illuminating and above all the photography outstanding. The British government stopped him from going to the Falklands. He would have been too truthful for them to handle? If this program becomes available outside of the BBC it certainly should be sought out and watched. I will be doing so again.
I'm glad you enjoyed it.
He was on again last night on a short docu on London: some early stuff of him shooting poor people on the streets - he always asked their permission, directed them a bit, and the subjects were all happy to be shot. But, whether that was because both subject and snapper were aware of the filming... the thought leads one to wonder about the influence that war photographers have in close encounters with life and death: are street executions done for
I wasn't exactly sure who
had stropped him getting onto the boat to the
Falklands... also, it seems that the new way is for all press to be 'embedded' with one of the military units.
I think it defeats the point, because it isn't what the photographer photographs, it's how the publication presents the image, authorised or not.
This morning I sat eating my Kellogs like a well-trained, good little boy and discovered that Sky News was actually telling us that sex is good for the 'older' person. Well, what an amazing discovery made by the young! And not more than a year or two since they discovered
sex existed! What rapid progress in this digital age...
I also realised yet again that Sky and News do not fit together well in the same title. I switched off and came here. Hmmm... not much sex for the aged here.