Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Photography: The Incisive Art

5 episodes, 1960, KQED (San Francisco)

From WNET:

"From station KQED in San Francisco comes a series of programs designed to increase the viewer’s appreciation of the art of photography.  Featuring one of America’s greatest photographers, Ansel Adams, the series is an exploration of the techniques and philosophy which can transform photography from a mechanical record to a delicate and sensitive art.  Because television is a medium which appeals to the eye as well as to the ear of the audience, it is a particularly appropriate means of explaining photographic theory, of illustrating techniques as they are being used, and of showing the results of these techniques at the same time."