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The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women

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Broadcaster:  BBC

Erwin Blumenfeld survived two world wars to become one of the world's most highly-paid fashion photographers and a key influence on the development of photography as an art form.


In the first ever film about his life and work, Blumenfeld’s gripping life story is uncovered through his stunning photographs, fashion films, home-movies and self-portraits, to reveal a man obsessed by the pursuit of beautiful women, but also by the endless possibilities of photography itself.


With exclusive access to Blumenfeld’s extensive archive - from his innovative early works to his iconic Vogue covers - and contributions from leading photographers Rankin, Nick Knight and Solve Sundsbo and 82-year-old supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice, this is the richly complex story of one of the 20th century's most original photographic artists.


"Gripping and Shocking” - The Guardian

"Spellbinding... even the untrained viewer will fall head over heels for Blumenfeld’s work.” - Time Out

"Watch it.” - Observer

"This fascinating profile tells the remarkable story of his life and times and showcases a portfolio ranging from Dada to Vogue” - Sunday Times

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