Here is a selection of videos I've curated from the millions on YouTube about great photographers.  Looking at the work of the greats is always inspirational, building up our mental image bank and perhaps spurring us on to try new techniques.  The videos are ordered in surname alphabetic order.  I hope you enjoy watching these - I did...

Featured photographers : Ansel Adams, Marc Adamus, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Yousuf Karsh, Annie Leibovitz, Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Lord Antony Snowdon, Edward Steichen, Edward Weston

Ansel Adams

This 2002 film presents an in depth study of Adams's life and work. credit: PBS.  1 hr 23 minutes.

Marc Adamus

A 6 minute selection of images by Marc Adamus, one of the most popular and prolific landscape photographic artists in the world at the current time...

Richard Avedon

An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century", From the 1995 American Masters Series. 1 hour 26 minutes.

David Bailey

Classic fashion photographer David Bailey talking to Mark Lawson in this 2014 documentary.  59 minutes.

Robert Capa

Acclaimed Magnum photographer Robert Capa produced some of the most iconic photos of the 20th century.  This 1 hr 24 minute video explores his life and work.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Pen, Brush and Camera.  A 49 minute documentary from 1998 where the great photographer talks about his craft.

Yousuf Karsh

The North American representative for the Estate of Yousuf Karsh, Julie Grahame, presents images and stories from the Karsh archive, and talks about how she and the Estate keep his work in the public eye. Master portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh died in 2002, leaving an extraordinary archive of photographs.  47 minutes.

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz - Life Through a Lens.  Widely regarded as one of the world's greatest photographers, this film explores her impact and work.  1 hr 20 minutes.  Part of the American Master series from PBS.

Steve McCurry

In pictures of incredible intensity and beauty Steve McCurry records major changes in our world. The American achieved fame in 1979 when, disguised as one of the mujahideen, he smuggled the first pictures out of occupied Afghanistan. 29 minute interview hosted by Christian Brändle.

Martin Parr

The World According to Martin Parr.  One of the world's leading contemporary photographers, Martin Parr has been challenging photographic conventions throughout his career.  44 minutes.

Lord Antony Snowdon

Fast forward to 29 minutes 59 seconds for the start of the interview with Lord Snowdon.

Charlie Rose interviews Lord Snowdon, Photographer; Various photographs from "Photographs By Snowdon: A Retrospective" [Abrams] 

Edward Steichen

Widely regarded as the most influential photographer of the 20th century, he was born Eduard Jean Steichen in Luxembourg in 1879. He worked in every aspect of the art -- fashion, industrial, nature, combat, portrait, table-top. As a leading museum curator created the famous Family of Man photo exhibition.  This 1 hr 45 minute film was made in 1964 and broadcast as part of the Masters of Photography series.

Edward Weston

This 27 minute 1948 documentary film about Edward Weston was made late in his life when his legendary energy was failing. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and, shortly after this film was made, he could no longer use his large format cameras. He made his very last photograph the year this film was released.