Using the BBC archive, On Camera: Photographers At The BBC, airing on Thursday 16 March at 10.00pm on BBC Four, reveals the working practices, lives and opinions of some of the 20th century’s most distinguished photographers.
From Norman Parkinson to David Bailey, Eve Arnold to Jane Bown, for decades the BBC has drawn the nation’s attention to the creators of what has become the most ubiquitous contemporary art form. Pioneering BBC programmes like Monitor, Face To Face and Omnibus provide unique and rarely-seen insights into the careers of many leading practitioners.
Through a selection of top photographers, the programme brings into focus the key genres (fashion, portraiture, documentary and landscape) and shows how these talented figures helped develop photography into a revered – and accessible – art form.
On Camera: Photographers At The BBC airs on Thursday 16 March 2017 from 10.00pm-11.00pm on BBC FOUR