The story of photojournalism told through the life of one person.
Get the Picture is the story of an era told through the life of one person. John G. Morris, a legend of photography, was born in 1916, started his career in photojournalism in 1939 (with a courier job at LIFE magazine), and is still working today. Having witnessed many historic events of the 20th century, he was also part of some of them. It was Morris who published Robert Capa’s seminal report on the D-Day landings in Normandy in LIFE and put Eddie Adams’ well-know photograph of a Vietcong prisoner with a gun pointed at his head on the front page of The New York Times.
In Get the Picture, John G. Morris talks about his life and profession, starting a discussion that is picked up by his peers, friends, and pupils, including CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour and photojournalists Peter Turnley, James Nachtwey, and Don McCullin.
The Russian premiere of the film is part of the program for the launch of the Russian translation of Truth Needs No Ally by Howard Chapnick (published by Klaudberri in 2016).
Get the Picture
Director: Cathy Pearson
UK, Ireland, France, USA, 2013, 70 minutes
Screened in English with Russian subtitles