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Socially Committed B&W Photographers 

Jacob Riis (1849-1914): 

Jacob Riis is widely regarded as a pioneer of what later became known as social documentary photography with a reformist agenda, the “first American reformer to use a camera” who produced “brutal” records of derelict New York. 3,702 more words


Baboons Watering

Baboons (Papio cynocephalus) are always a treat to watch, because in some respects they reflect many of our characteristics and social behaviours. Here a small troop has arrived at a waterhole and settling in to drink. 163 more words


on methods of photography

“If there is any method in the way I take pictures, I believe it lies in this. See the subject first. Do not try to force it to be a picture of this, that or the other thing. 15 more words

On Photography

Muybridge’s Rowing Man

28 August 2017

Tim Koch writes:

Most of us are aware of the photographic work of Edweard Muybridge (born Edward James Muggeridge, 1830-1904), even if we do not all know his name. 210 more words

Exercise 2-3: Bill Brandt's Art of the Document 

Read ‘Bill Brandt’s art of the documentary’ by David Campany and write a short summary. How did B&W become such a respected and trusted medium in documentary?  775 more words


A room of one's own

Young women … you are, in my opinion, disgracefully ignorant. You have never made a discovery of any sort of importance. You have never shaken an empire or led an army into battle. 171 more words


Bill Brandt

Over the years I have been influenced by many photographers, however, there is one that has always stood out for me; Bill Brandt. I came across his photography while doing a project on bodies for my matric art class and the way he created line and form with only a human body inspired my practical for that term. 374 more words