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Research Point (i) – Paul Seawright’s series ‘Sectarian Murders’

To see how Paul Seawrights’s work challenges the boundaries between documentary and art it is worth first examining these boundaries.

In his essay ‘On the Invention of Photographic Meaning’ (Sekula, 1982: 84-109) Allan Sekula attempts to define in historical terms the relationship between photography and high art using a comparison between two photographs:  ‘Immigrants Going Down Gang Plank’ by Lewis Hine (see fig. 509 more words

Documentary Photography

 “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”

– Alfred Stieglitz

Photographic Ranting

Alfred Stieglitz and The Photo Secession

The images I’ve been producing lately, featuring an antiqued tinted look achieved entirely through post-capture processing – remind one of the Photo Secessionists. Indeed, I’m striving somewhat intentionally at least partly in that direction. 301 more words


Impressionism in Photography: George Davidson

On the 19th of September 1854, English photographer, and a proponent of pictorial or impressionistic photography, George Davidson was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. He is noted as one of the most important figures in the development of Pictorial photography at the end of the nineteenth century. 650 more words


The 5 Quirks of Master Photographers: Belief

Time for part two of our look at master photographers and what makes them different. Last time we talked about curiosity. Great photographers are curious about all facets of life not just photography. 959 more words

Black And White

Pin My Castle

Well, I was going to see my lover tonight, right now, in fact, but she got stuck in traffic, repeatedly, driving back from New York City, and had to cancel. 538 more words


The Stills

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Walk down any street in Edinburgh and you’ll see dozens of people taking photographs.  259 more words