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A Life in Ten Pictures

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Education

Summary

A series of extraordinary lives each unlocked by a just a handful of images, from iconic shots to private snaps, their secrets revealed by those who know their stories best.

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Episode 2: Tupac Shakur: A Life in Ten Pictures

Summary

Tupac Shakur's image is known around the world as he was one of hip-hop's most photographed figures. But could just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we know? This edition throws a lens onto an extraordinary life by focusing on 10 defining pictures, from famous shots to private snaps, with their secrets revealed by those who were there, and those who knew the hip-hop star best.

Review

The passage of time is starkly illuminated by the fact that nearly a quarter of a century has passed since the death of Tupac Shakur – who was himself a quarter of a century old at the time of his fatal shooting. The featured photos run the gamut from hip New York stoop shot to cheesy stage school promo pic, while the contributors paint a portrait of the rapper as a charismatic and driven individual who was mature beyond his years. 

Of course, behind all the “gangsta” bravado was a troubled individual. And while his reinvention of himself as a bling-toting bad boy led to phenomenal success, it didn’t reflect his socially conscious roots. Originally scheduled for 10 April.

How to watch

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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

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Credits

Cast

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NarratorRosalind Eleazar

Crew

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DirectorMatthew Hill
Executive producerJulia Harrington
Series producerChris Wilson

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  • Episode 2

    Tupac Shakur: A Life in Ten Pictures

    Summary

    Tupac Shakur's image is known around the world as he was one of hip-hop's most photographed figures. But could just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we know? This edition throws a lens onto an extraordinary life by focusing on 10 defining pictures, from famous shots to private snaps, with their secrets revealed by those who were there, and those who knew the hip-hop star best.

    Review

    The passage of time is starkly illuminated by the fact that nearly a quarter of a century has passed since the death of Tupac Shakur – who was himself a quarter of a century old at the time of his fatal shooting. The featured photos run the gamut from hip New York stoop shot to cheesy stage school promo pic, while the contributors paint a portrait of the rapper as a charismatic and driven individual who was mature beyond his years. 

    Of course, behind all the “gangsta” bravado was a troubled individual. And while his reinvention of himself as a bling-toting bad boy led to phenomenal success, it didn’t reflect his socially conscious roots. Originally scheduled for 10 April.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorRosalind Eleazar

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMatthew Hill
    Executive producerJulia Harrington
    Series producerChris Wilson
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