Monday TV: Photo Class in Appalachia

A woman who taught Kentucky schoolchildren in the 1970s to photograph their world and dreams revisits the work and the onetime children 40 years later in Wendy Ewald and Elizabeth Barret, “Portraits and Dreams,” making its debut on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings). 

A filmmaker forges a friendship with an unusual sea creature in the new nature documentary “My Octopus Teacher” (Netflix, streaming). 

Big Cat Week begins following the first three years of life for a “Jade Eyed Leopard” (Nat Geo Wild, 8 p.m.), narrated by Jeremy Irons. 

“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC, 8 p.m.) begins its 12th season with a two hour episode.

Two hours are also given to a documentary on a pair of famous ghost hunters from Connecticut, “Devil’s Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren” (Travel, 9 p.m.), whose work include the real life sites behind the movies “Amityville Horror” and “Conjuring.” 

“Life Below Zero: Next Generation” (National Geographic, 9:30 p.m.) concentrates on younger people drawn to the Alaskan wilderness. It follows the 15th season premiere of the hearty older folks on “Life Below Zero” (National Geographic, 9:30 p.m.).

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