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Documentary Photography NCEA 2.2

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This powerpoint has been downloaded from Alexandra Copley's profile and altered to suit the 2.2 Documentary Photography assignment from TKI. It covers documentary in terms of social, street, photojournalism...

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Documentary Photography NCEA 2.2

  1. 1. What is Documentary Photography?
  2. 2. <ul><li>The photographer attempts to produce truthful, objective , and usually candid photography of a particular subject, most often pictures of people. </li></ul>Photography that has a connection to real situations and that attempts to represent those situations with minimal distortion.
  3. 3. What is Social Documentary? The act of recording, with a camera, human beings in their natural (ie unposed) condition. With the purpose of bringing attention to a particular aspect of society in hopes of change . Garry Winograd
  4. 4. <ul><li>Street photography tends to be more of a private and individual practice of photographing in public places . Usually, though not always, the interest is connected to urban life , since that's where so much happens on the street. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a story. Peiter Ten Hoopen
  6. 6. A representation of a person or scene recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material (digital censor) Photo The timely reporting of events at the local, provincial, national and international levels. Journalism
  7. 7. The photograph tells a complete story…
  8. 8. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (such as Documentary photography, Street photography or celebrity photography) by the qualities of: SOLDIERS AFGHANISTAN WAR Timeliness The images have meaning in the context of a recently published record of events
  9. 9. objectivty The situation implied by the images is a fair and accurate representation of the events they depict in both content and tone . A photojournalist uses pictures instead of words to tell a story. They can also accompany their images with some text to elaborate on the details or events.
  10. 10. The images combine with other news elements to make facts relatable to the viewer or reader on a cultural level. DHARAVI SLUM, MUMBAI Narrative
  11. 11. The Decisive Moment… Henri Cartier-Bresson <ul><li>Anticipation </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>Composition </li></ul>
  12. 12. What makes a photojournalist different from a photographer? Photographers take pictures of nouns . E.g. People, Places, Things… Photojournalists take pictures of action verbs, “Scream, Kick, Explode”… However, photojournalists do take some nouns… The nouns we seek must still tell a story.
  13. 13. WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR SHOUTING PROTESTS FROM ROOFTOPS, IRAN
  14. 14. What is the Farm Security Administration (FSA)? In 1935 as part of the New Deal in the United States, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) was an effort during the Depression to combat American rural poverty . The FSA adopted a goal of introducing America to Americans through photography and a group of talented photographers. We’ve seen this image before… In what context? Dorothea Lange
  15. 15. Diary Documentary
  16. 16. MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHY http://www.magnumphotos.com
  17. 17. STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLINE http://www.seconds2real.com/
  18. 18. http://www.streephers.com/

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