Topic: Documentary

Condition One

Here’s What It’s Like Inside the First Virtual Reality Documentary

Is virtual reality the future of documentary work? Danfung Dennis seems to think so as he unveils his first immersive film designed for Oculus Rift

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RAF Aircraftman Jason Hopkins at the War & Peace Revival in Folkestone, England on July 20, 2013.
In Progress

For England’s WWII Reenactors, Authenticity Is the Message

Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman spent the last year photographing British war reenactors paying tribute to history and the lasting legacy of World War II.

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Khashayar Sharifae
Follow Friday

#LightBoxFF: Everyday Iran With Khashayar Sharifaee

Iranian photographer and industrial design student Khashayar Sharifaee uses Instagram to document the often unseen daily lives of ordinary Iranians through surreal, documentary snapshots and dreamlike, blended images

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Victoria Sambunaris
Out There

On the Road: Victoria Sambunaris’ Travels Across the American Landscape

Over the past decade photographer Victoria Sambunaris has crossed the country to document the modern-day monuments of industry that have settled into the contemporary landscape.

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Shaul Schwarz for TIME
The Backstory

A Photographer Finds a New World of Expression in Film

In light of the growing demand for quality visual storytelling from media organizations, photographer Shaul Schwarz — who recently directed Rise Red Border Films’ story of the people who built One World Trade Center — has set up Reel Peak Films, a production company combining photojournalists and filmmakers.

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Nicholas Albrecht
Photo Essay

Salton Sea: An Italian Photographer Documents a Surreal American Oasis

Italian photographer Nicholas Albrecht only expected to visit the Salton Sea for a few days, instead he stayed 10-months. His photographs document his personal experience of this isolated region in the Southern California desert.

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Pakistan Daily Life
Man on the Wire

Muhammed Muheisen: TIME Picks the Best Wire Photographer of 2013

At-once authoritative and distinctive, Muheisen’s photographs have become indispensable for news outlets the world over.

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Shaul Schwarz
The Moving Image

Mexico’s Narco Cultura: Glorifying Drug War Death and Destruction

Shaul Schwarz’s new feature-length documentary captures the discomforting co-existence in Mexican and Mexican-American life of the horrifying violence of the drug wars and its celebration in pop and movies.

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Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
Out There

Portraits of the Authentics: Photographing Ancient Cultures Before They Pass Away

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three-and-a-half years documenting the vanishing cultures of the world. His new book, Before They Pass Away, serves as visual record of what is — and what was — as the world continues evolving in 2013.

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from the series: Disorder
Photo Essay

Disorder: Indonesia’s Mental Health Facilities by Andrea Star Reese

On the advent of a presentation at Perpignan of her latest project, Disorder, Andrea Star Reese writes for LightBox about her long-term documentary work in Indonesian mental facilities.

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