Picture Stories


PICTURE STORIES is now available for educational licensing worldwide, through our educational distributor Collective Eye: https://www.collectiveeye.org/products/picture-stories

Educational value

The film is particularly relevant for photography, media and design students studying subjects such as:

  • the history of British photography and photojournalism
  • the history of magazine design, including innovations in print layout and the photo story
  • social and political change from the 1930s to 1950s, including arguments against fascism. the development of the NHS/Welfare State, and the dawn of multicultural Britain
  • the contribution of refugees to cultural life in Britain.

Click here for an overview of the educational content of the film.

Digital Site Licence

A Digital Site Licence:

 -        covers the digital purchase of a film. The licence length is the life of the format. Files are delivered via a password protected downloadable .mp4 link.  

 -        allows for all university affiliates (current students, staff, and faculty) to view the film individually or in a group-setting without limitation on audience size or venue type.  

 -        also allows the university or college to host the film on a secure, user-authentified platform.

Get the licence here.

To request a link to review the film for educational purposes, contact: rob@picturestoriesfilm.com.

The documentary is a delight to watch. The narrative thread is clear, the pacing easy-to-follow, and the archival and current interviews with those who worked at or were influenced by Picture Post fit neatly into the film.

This documentary is highly recommended for high school students and above...

Viewers will gain an appreciation for both the historical context surrounding the magazine and the ways that the magazineĀ“s editors, reporters and photographers reimagined mid-century photojournalism.

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