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Defining Documentary

Contemporary documentary photography draws on many traditions to shape its current form. There are no boundaries in what defines documentary photography, though some guidelines might limit its definition somewhat. 771 more words

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152MC- Crime Photography Artist Research

I looked at work by Thomas Demand who is a sculptor and photographer. He was suggested to me during a group tutorial and it just so happened that the next day I started reading ‘Image Makers, Image Takers’ by Anne Celine Jaeger which is part of this module’s essential reading and the first interview in the book was with Thomas Demand. 772 more words


Brief History of Documentary Photography

Documentary photography chronicles significant and historical events. The term ‘Documentary’ antedates the genre itself that is traced back to 1800s.

During the American Civil War in the 1850s, documentary photography became prominent with notable photographers… 222 more words

Exhibit 79

Sometime in perhaps 1986 or 1987 I went to photograph an artist for a magazine I worked for. She was lovely, really receptive to my intrusion with my camera. 126 more words


In praise of imperfect photographs

I’ve always found the most interesting photographers to be those who go out of their way to deliberately manipulate the inherent physical properties of the medium.  530 more words