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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, Lee Miller in Hitler’s bath tub… Through 39 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.

  • Ep 1: John Lennon’s Glasses – That Last Day
  • Ep 2: Eva Dickson – First Through the Sahara Desert
  • Ep 3: Evel Knievel – Breaking Bones
  • Ep 4: Eugene Sandow – The Birth of Bodybuilding
  • Ep 5: Little Bastard – The Death of James Dean
  • Ep 6: Lunch atop a Skyscraper – Making History
  • Ep 7: Ronald Reagan’s Shorts – Ending the Cold War
  • Ep 8: Mugshots – The Smile of Bill Gates
  • Ep 9: The Family Picture – What Happened?
  • Ep 10: Amelia Earhart – In Search of Her Island
  • Ep 11: Abraham Lincoln– Striking a Deal with God
  • Ep 12: The World’s First Selfie – USA 1839
  • Ep 13: Capten Bolja – Gone Fishing
  • Ep 14: Ivar Krueger – Death by Economics
  • Ep 15: Ernest Hemingway on Pilar – His Life in one Photo
  • Ep 16: Migrant Mother – Proudness in Despair
  • Ep 17: Jerrie Cobb – First Woman not on the Moon
  • Ep 18: Van Der Lubbe – Setting the World on Fire
  • Ep 19: Violette Morris – French Rebel/French Traitor
  • Ep 20: Bob Dylan – Trying on a new Shirt
  • Ep 21: Oscar Rejlander – Faking It
  • Ep 22: Reaching Out – Vietnam War I
  • Ep 23: Nick and Kim – Vietnam War II
  • Ep 24: Maria Åkerblom – Finnish Christian Mafia
  • Ep 25: Pale Blue Dot – Sagan’s Dream
  • Ep 26: The First Photo – France 1826
  • Ep 27: Mamie Till – See My Son!
  • Ep 28: Julia Margaret Cameron – The Best Portraits
  • Ep 29: Nikola Tesla – Lonesome Genius
  • Ep 30: Sune and Marita – Photos of Before
  • Ep 31: Lee Miller – In Hitler´s Bath Tub
  • Ep 32: Henri Cartier Bresson – The Decisive Moment
  • Ep 33: Anna and The Kids – So not on Instagram
  • Ep 34: Sebastião Salgado – The last Gold Rush
  • Ep 35: Battle of The Sexes
  • Ep 36: Alfred Eisenstaedt – The Eyes of Hate
  • Ep 37: Bigfoot – At Bluff Creek
  • Ep 38: Diane Arbus – Portraits You
  • Ep 39: The Last Samurai, The First Photographer

Direction: Rasmus Åkerblom  

Production: Nordic Eye Productions for SVT

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