Looking for Light: Jane Bown (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

Looking for Light: Jane Bown (2014)

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A moving portrait of the photographer Jane Bown: her quiet determination working in an almost exclusively male world; her unique working method; how the sorrow of her early childhood informed her unique photographic style. It includes interviews with Rankin, Edna O'Brien and Don McCullin as well as the many iconic photographs by Jane that span her six decade career including her portraits of Samuel Beckett, Mick Jagger, Queen Elizabeth II and Bjork, to mention a few.

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Critic Reviews for Looking for Light: Jane Bown

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Bown doesn't give much away in this doc. What you want to know is what her subjects were really like ... But you'll get no gossip here.

April 22, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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There is no great revelation and the documentary can be a tad lumbering, but Bown's photographs are a glorious gallery trip from a cinema seat.

December 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Unfortunately Bown herself is not terribly revealing.

June 8, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a quiet, moving portrait of Jane Bown, the longstanding Observer photographer who has taken all those iconic pictures you know but probably didn't know she'd taken.

May 1, 2014 | Full Review…

[An] affectionate and somewhat wistful account of her rise to prominence as a portrait photographer of legend and renown.

April 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The doc deals sensitively with the extraordinary circumstances of her childhood and features illuminating contributions from journalists and fellow photographers.

April 25, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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