documentarist

documentarian

[dok-yuh-men-tair-ee-uhn, -muhn-]
noun
1.
Movies, Television. a filmmaker, producer, etc., who specializes in documentaries.
2.
a writer, photographer, or other artist whose work constitutes a document or documentary of an aspect of life.
Also, documentarist [dok-yuh-men-ter-ist] .


Origin:
1940–45; document(ary) + -arian

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documentarian (ˌdɒkjʊmənˈtɛərɪən)
 
n
chiefly (US) a person who makes documentary films

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