National Geographic’s upcoming 6 part documentary series “Photographer,” from Academy and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, premieres March 18 on National Geographic, and March 19 on Disney+ and Hulu.
The world-renowned photographers, who are influential in industries such as fashion, wildlife, conservation and more, include fashion photographer Campbell Addy, ocean and conservation photographers Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, photojournalist Muhammed Muheisen, science photographer Anand Varma, portrait photographer Dan Winters and adventure photographer Krystle Wright.
“Photographer” will take us on a journey with the world’s most extraordinary visual storytellers, pairing them with today’s leading documentary filmmakers for an exhilarating and dynamic international adventure. Vasarhelyi and Chin direct the pilot episode, which follows Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier. Other directors will be announced shortly. During each episode we embed with a photographer from a range of disciplines while they work to make iconic images that stand the test of time. Through verité footage of their current mission interwoven with backstory, archival materials and interviews, viewers will gain a deeper understanding of each photographer’s process, how they found themselves behind the camera, and discover how they see and experience the world.