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The Genius of Photography

D14 by Man Ray

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In the course of our 170 year relationship, photography has delighted us, served us, moved us, outraged us and occasionally disappointed us. But mainly, it has intrigued us by showing the secret strangeness that lies beneath the world of appearances. And that is photography's true genius.

Follow the story of photography in BBC Four's six-part series 'The Genius of Photography'. See some of the most famous photographs ever taken and find out more about what made them so very special.

  • Programme 6

    Snap Judgements

    Snap Judgements explores the increasing value of photography.
    Thursday 29th November 9pm BBC Four
    Repeat: Wednesday 5th December 11pm BBC Four

  • Classic Photos From The Series

    Classic photos promo

    Take another look at some of the most famous images featured in the series and read about the photographers, such as Man Ray, Dorothea Lange and Richard Billingham.

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