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Story of a photo

An era, an iconic photo, an artist, a point of view - these are the essential ingredients of this series. But above all, there’s A STORY.


First there’s the main picture. Then there are four more photos helping understand the story behind the first one. Finally, the first photo shows up again. And now you get it, you feel it.


The first Selfie, the first photo, the glasses of John Lennon, Eva Dixon in Paris, Bob Dylan trying on a new Shirt… Through 24 emblematic photos of their own era, this miniseries that examines one iconic photo per episode offers an artistic and unique point of view on one picture.

  • John Lennon’s Glasses – That Last Day
  • Eva Dickson – First Through the Sahara Desert
  • The Family Picture – What Happened next?
  • Abraham Lincoln – Striking a Deal with God
  • The World’s First Selfie – USA 1839
  • Capten Bolja – Gone Fishing
  • Ernest Hemingway on Pilar – His Life in one Photo
  • Migrant Mother – Proudness in Despair
  • Jerrie Cobb – First Woman not on the Moon
  • Van Der Lubbe – Setting the World on Fire
  • Violette Morris – French Rebel/French Traitor
  • Bob Dylan – Trying on a new Shirt
  • Oscar Rejlander – Faking It
  • Nick and Kim – Vietnam War II
  • Maria Åkerblom – Finnish Christian Mafia
  • Pale Blue Dot – Sagan’s Dream
  • The First Photo – France 1826
  • Mamie Till – See My Son!
  • Julia Margaret Cameron – The Best Portraits
  • Nikola Tesla – Lonesome Genius
  • Henri Cartier Bresson – The Decisive Moment
  • Anna and The Kids – So not on Instagram
  • Battle of The Sexes
  • Bigfoot – At Bluff Creek

Direction: Rasmus Åkerblom  

Production: Nordic Eye Productions for SVT

Languages: French, English

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