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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women”

Erwin Blumenfeld captured some of the world's most beautiful women with his camera, ranging from Audrey Hepburn to Grace Kelly, and carved out a reputation and a formidable salary as a top fashion photographer.
September 1, 2013

Partners: Thinking Violets for the BBC; distributed by TVF International

Length: 1 x 60 minutes

Aired: May 2013 (BBC4)

Rights available: Worldwide excluding the UK

Erwin Blumenfeld captured some of the world’s most beautiful women with his camera, ranging from Audrey Hepburn to Grace Kelly, and carved out a reputation and a formidable salary as a top fashion photographer. Inspired by such innovators as Man Ray, Blumenfeld brought such techniques as solarization and multiple imagery to the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, to great acclaim. Yet he died in a bizarre, apparent suicide in Rome in 1969, leaving behind a treasure trove of unpublished work and scores of questions about what drove him to his end. This documentary brings the spotlight back upon one of fashion’s most innovative photographers and his iconic work.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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