Netflix Adds Documentary Depciting War At Its Most Terrible

Now available on Netflix, "Shooting Robert King" goes behind the scenes of what it was like to be a documentary war photographer. You always hear and see images from the war but NEVER about what it's like to be thrown into it as a documentary photographer. At just 24, American photojournalist Robert King began his 15 year journey to follow his passion. Originally he set out to win a Pulitzer prize, but in the end found himself with a life changing experience. After watching the film, you realize you aren't just watching a behind the scenes but you're watching a man evolve into so much more.

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Russell S. Mendenhall's picture

Literally just watched this and now it's on fstoppers. It was definitely a good documentary. I am really interested in war photography myself and once I can figure out how to get to overseas I want to do the same thing. I think it is such a unique type of photography and the emotion you can capture in your images would be unlike anything else.

Brian Carlson's picture

If this movie looks interesting to you make sure you check out "War Photographer" and "The Devil Came on Horseback." Both great movies on documentary shooters.

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Luis Colon's picture

shooting on edge is beautiful is a high you can't describe- Iove it.i'm social documentary photographer as well. Great stuff and sad history to the people who suffer for their own cause.

Not to mention The Bang Bang club.

I stumbled across 'The Bang Bang Club' a few weeks ago while channel surfing on a Saturday.  The name struck me as odd and when I read the description, I was all over it.  Those guys were nuts.  Even though the way Apartheid violence was portrayed pretty graphically, I can't imagine what it would have been like to witness it a few feet away through the lens of a  camera. I thought it was pretty well made.

Chris Pilling's picture

not available in canada..... i hate canadian netflix so much.

Jonathan Kyrein's picture

I live in canada aswell. I bought it off itunes a month or so ago. Worth the purchase.

Or if you are into graphic novels, Matty Roth in DMZ shoots Nikon! (or did once or twice)

Nathan Cain's picture

Saw this a few days ago.  You really can see his evolution as a photographer and a man.  Having seen all movies suggested in this thread, "Shooting Robert King"  is my favorite, with "The Devil Came on Horseback" a close second.  

As a British Combat Photographer, it makes me sad that I can't watch this in the UK.

I can vouch for the above recommendation for 'Bang Bang Club' too. Very good film.

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