Yes. "Sculpting in Time" was the most important book for me as well!
And I also agree with your description of Sidney Lumets book.
Since I can trust you now - I think I have to read "Figures traced in light" as well :)
Either the Departed, Wolf of Wallstreet or Silence should be on the list!
I wanted to say almost exactly the same thing!
I also would not count this very much as art...although it is of course possible that his photography speaks to some souls..
By the way, thank you for pointing out "Fan Ho". I have never heard of him before but his work looks amazing!
And I would definitely put Sebastiao Salgado and maybe Marcin Ryczek to your four mentioned photographers! :)
ps: I don't speak english as well...I hope you understand what I am trying to say.