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Documentary Photography   Meanings and sub genre’s
Documentary Photography• What is it?• What sub genre‟s fit into documentary photography?Documentary Photography is a narra...
Key Points• ‘Document’ means evidence = official, to be  trusted, not to be questioned…• Documentary as signifier of truth...
Documentary photography has always had the power to shock,to inform, to change opinion and to persuade yet the very term  ...
Early documentary was often for identification –           documenting criminals
Or racial types
Henri Cartier-Bresson like Doisneau is created as    father of photojournalism and also streetphotography. His style is of...
Martin Parr: Part of the British new wavewhose focus was on the everyday from a          critical perspective
Simon Norfolk’s work crosses the line between fine art and photo journalism, often shooting locationsthat are war torn or ...
Documentary Landscape
Bernd and Hilla Becher
Simon Norfolk„The Perisher‟ – submarine commander exercise area .2006
Fay Godwin
Bill Brandt• A Night in London  encompassed  social events and  strata, with staged  scenes where  necessary.
Charles Johnstone• Thirty-four  Basketball  Courts.
Stephen Shore – uncommon places
Danilo Murru – What Remains
Exit Strategies by Jules Spinatsch
Rinko Kawauchi
Tom Merilion“I wanted the buildings to look like models, and to photograph them from aboveon sunny days so there was a sen...
Robert Walker
Annie Leibovitz - Pilgrimage•   http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opinion/sunday/annie-leibovitzs-pilgrimage.html?pagewant...
Stuart Whipps• Aladdin Houses, commission for an exhibition alongside Bill Brandt‟s work.    .•   http://www.stuartwhipps....
Tom MerilionAerial photographs of Birmingham. Merilion achieved this by photographing froma small aircraft flying low over ...
Richard Billingham - Zoo
Photojournalism
Robert Doisneau is often seen as one of   the pioneers of photojournalism
Henri Cartier-Bresson like Doisneau is created as    father of photojournalism and also streetphotography. His style is of...
George Rodger’s approach is strictly that of theobersvor. Images may be shocking but are notsensationalist like FSA. He de...
Robert Capa
Eve Arnold
Robert Capa: Hungarian combat photographer: Part of the European documentary tradition
• Robert Haeberle  People about to be  shot 1969• War photography  makes for a fascination  via the horror but the  techno...
Anastasia Taylor-LindEnglish/Swedish photographer
Dennis Stock
Don McCullin
Jerome Delay
Alfred Eisenstaedt           a sailor kissing a nurse in              Times Square on Aug.              14, 1945, during t...
Rich LamI was covering last nights Stanley Cup Playoffs for Getty Images when Vancouver erupted in riots after the Canucks...
Sebastiao SalgadoA photojournalist in the best sense of the word, Sebasiao Salgado is fascinated with people who work hard...
Don McCullin
Street Photography
Zhang Xiao - They IChinese photographer
Bruce Gilden – Head OnIm known for taking pictures very close,and the older I get, the closer I get.
Martin ParrPlayas – various beaches in Latin America.http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/essay/playas
Peter Dench
Joel Meyerwitz
Nick Turpin
Antonio Bolfo•   http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-    photography/project/1730771/visa-pour-limage-new-yorks-f...
Henri Cartier Bresson
Helen Levitt
Beat Strueli - Bangkok 02
Kate Hooper – night
Jun Abe – CitizensJapanese photographer
Social Documentary
Fazal Sheikh•   The portrait is central to Fazal Sheikh‟s work. For more than two decades, as he has worked in    differen...
Tomasz Gudzowaty - Free Running       Polish photographer
Elinor carucci
Sally Mann – Immediate Family"Immediate Family, which was published in 1990, must be counted as one of the great photograp...
Dorothea LangeBest known for her famous photos of the Depression, including Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, Lange was ...
James Russell Cant - FamilyBrother              Alone
Laura Cooper - Disaffected
Lewis Hine
Fistful of Dreams by Nishant Ratnakar•   Watch the multimedia project: http://nishantratnakar.com/portfolio/multi-media/fi...
Sarah Fishlock - Middlemen•   http://www.foto8.com/new/online/photo-stories/1508-middlemen
Richard Billingham• Series of work: Rays a laugh
Diane Arbus – Untitled series
Julie, Netherlands, 1994. One hour            after giving birth.                 Bullfighter, Portugal. 1994       Rineke...
Jo Spence
Nan GoldinPhotographs her friends and family. A lot of her work is  about gender politics.
Nadav Kander - www.nadavkander.comHis best shot, read the     article:     http://www.guar     dian.co.uk/artand     desig...
Tina Barney
David Goldblatt – On the Mines     South African photographer
Rineke Djikstra
Richard Avedon – In the American West
David Stewart – Teenage Pre-     occupation (2012)
Identification
Jeff Harris• http://www.jeffharris.org/ - takes a portrait of himself every  day.
Robert Gumbert
Handswoth Self Portraits by Derek Bishton,     Brian Homer and John Reardon
Julia Margaret Cameron
Felix Nadar
Cindy Sherman
Taryn Simon - A Living Man Declared       Dead and Other Chapters.She has been photographing the descendents of 18 differe...
Edward CurtisCurtis built an illustrious career documenting Native Americans in the              1900s. The images resonat...
Marc Garanger – Femmes Algeriennes               1960
Alice Springs
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Documentary Photography artist research, meanings and sub genres

  1. 1. Documentary Photography Meanings and sub genre’s
  2. 2. Documentary Photography• What is it?• What sub genre‟s fit into documentary photography?Documentary Photography is a narrative or story being told through photographs that involves real events to provide a factual record or report (and sometimes this is complimented with text).• Portraiture, social documentary, documentary landscape, photojournalism, live events, street photography, self portraiture, sports photography, forms of identification, editorial and many more …
  3. 3. Key Points• ‘Document’ means evidence = official, to be trusted, not to be questioned…• Documentary as signifier of truth but what of re-presentation??• Documentary is intimate – it assumes a bond between viewer and image and it is charged with showing the world as it really is
  4. 4. Documentary photography has always had the power to shock,to inform, to change opinion and to persuade yet the very term can be ambiguous and the photographer always chooses a particular frame and moment in time
  5. 5. Early documentary was often for identification – documenting criminals
  6. 6. Or racial types
  7. 7. Henri Cartier-Bresson like Doisneau is created as father of photojournalism and also streetphotography. His style is often decisive and always candid
  8. 8. Martin Parr: Part of the British new wavewhose focus was on the everyday from a critical perspective
  9. 9. Simon Norfolk’s work crosses the line between fine art and photo journalism, often shooting locationsthat are war torn or where atrocities were commited
  10. 10. Documentary Landscape
  11. 11. Bernd and Hilla Becher
  12. 12. Simon Norfolk„The Perisher‟ – submarine commander exercise area .2006
  13. 13. Fay Godwin
  14. 14. Bill Brandt• A Night in London encompassed social events and strata, with staged scenes where necessary.
  15. 15. Charles Johnstone• Thirty-four Basketball Courts.
  16. 16. Stephen Shore – uncommon places
  17. 17. Danilo Murru – What Remains
  18. 18. Exit Strategies by Jules Spinatsch
  19. 19. Rinko Kawauchi
  20. 20. Tom Merilion“I wanted the buildings to look like models, and to photograph them from aboveon sunny days so there was a sense of a singular light source” – Tom Merilion
  21. 21. Robert Walker
  22. 22. Annie Leibovitz - Pilgrimage• http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opinion/sunday/annie-leibovitzs-pilgrimage.html?pagewanted=all
  23. 23. Stuart Whipps• Aladdin Houses, commission for an exhibition alongside Bill Brandt‟s work. .• http://www.stuartwhipps.com/index.php?/project/the-aladdin-houses/
  24. 24. Tom MerilionAerial photographs of Birmingham. Merilion achieved this by photographing froma small aircraft flying low over the city centre. He used an architectural lens thewrong way round, with a selective focus and a polarizing filter to emphasize thecolours of sky and foliage.
  25. 25. Richard Billingham - Zoo
  26. 26. Photojournalism
  27. 27. Robert Doisneau is often seen as one of the pioneers of photojournalism
  28. 28. Henri Cartier-Bresson like Doisneau is created as father of photojournalism and also streetphotography. His style is often decisive and always candid
  29. 29. George Rodger’s approach is strictly that of theobersvor. Images may be shocking but are notsensationalist like FSA. He declared himself as ‘interested in the minorities’
  30. 30. Robert Capa
  31. 31. Eve Arnold
  32. 32. Robert Capa: Hungarian combat photographer: Part of the European documentary tradition
  33. 33. • Robert Haeberle People about to be shot 1969• War photography makes for a fascination via the horror but the technology of smaller, faster cameras also brought these horrors into our homes• Do these types of images now create a moral exhaustion and cycnisism?
  34. 34. Anastasia Taylor-LindEnglish/Swedish photographer
  35. 35. Dennis Stock
  36. 36. Don McCullin
  37. 37. Jerome Delay
  38. 38. Alfred Eisenstaedt a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on Aug. 14, 1945, during the celebration to mark V-J Day, the end of World War II.
  39. 39. Rich LamI was covering last nights Stanley Cup Playoffs for Getty Images when Vancouver erupted in riots after the Canucks Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins. It was complete chaos. Rioters set two cars on fire and then I saw looters break the window at a neighboring department store. At that point, the riot police charged right towards us. After I stopped running, I noticed in the space behind the line of police that two people were laying in the street with the riot police and a raging fire just beyond them. I knew I had captured a "moment" when I snapped the still forms against the backdrop of such chaos but it wasnt until later when I returned to the rink to file my photos that my editor pointed out that the two people were not hurt, but kissing."
  40. 40. Sebastiao SalgadoA photojournalist in the best sense of the word, Sebasiao Salgado is fascinated with people who work hard in all parts of the world. From landless workers trying to claim property for themselves in Brazil to Oil workers putting out fires in Kuwait, Salgados lens captures the beauty in his subjects gritty reality. Look at his work: Workers and Genesis (below)
  41. 41. Don McCullin
  42. 42. Street Photography
  43. 43. Zhang Xiao - They IChinese photographer
  44. 44. Bruce Gilden – Head OnIm known for taking pictures very close,and the older I get, the closer I get.
  45. 45. Martin ParrPlayas – various beaches in Latin America.http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/essay/playas
  46. 46. Peter Dench
  47. 47. Joel Meyerwitz
  48. 48. Nick Turpin
  49. 49. Antonio Bolfo• http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of- photography/project/1730771/visa-pour-limage-new-yorks-finest
  50. 50. Henri Cartier Bresson
  51. 51. Helen Levitt
  52. 52. Beat Strueli - Bangkok 02
  53. 53. Kate Hooper – night
  54. 54. Jun Abe – CitizensJapanese photographer
  55. 55. Social Documentary
  56. 56. Fazal Sheikh• The portrait is central to Fazal Sheikh‟s work. For more than two decades, as he has worked in different communities around the world, the invitation to sit for a portrait has been the principal means by which he has established a link with his subjects and been allowed to enter and document their lives. Often these have been people in crisis: displaced from their homes and their countries, at risk from violence, poverty and prejudice.
  57. 57. Tomasz Gudzowaty - Free Running Polish photographer
  58. 58. Elinor carucci
  59. 59. Sally Mann – Immediate Family"Immediate Family, which was published in 1990, must be counted as one of the great photograph books of our time. It is a singularly powerful evocation of childhood from within and without..."
  60. 60. Dorothea LangeBest known for her famous photos of the Depression, including Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, Lange was active from the 1920s to the early 1960s and was one of the most influential photographers in American history.
  61. 61. James Russell Cant - FamilyBrother Alone
  62. 62. Laura Cooper - Disaffected
  63. 63. Lewis Hine
  64. 64. Fistful of Dreams by Nishant Ratnakar• Watch the multimedia project: http://nishantratnakar.com/portfolio/multi-media/fistful-of-dreams/
  65. 65. Sarah Fishlock - Middlemen• http://www.foto8.com/new/online/photo-stories/1508-middlemen
  66. 66. Richard Billingham• Series of work: Rays a laugh
  67. 67. Diane Arbus – Untitled series
  68. 68. Julie, Netherlands, 1994. One hour after giving birth. Bullfighter, Portugal. 1994 Rineke Djikstra‟s workVideo: http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/cruelandtender/interviews.htm
  69. 69. Jo Spence
  70. 70. Nan GoldinPhotographs her friends and family. A lot of her work is about gender politics.
  71. 71. Nadav Kander - www.nadavkander.comHis best shot, read the article: http://www.guar dian.co.uk/artand design/2008/nov/ 27/photography“More people live along the Yangtze river than live in the US. So, on my first trip to China, I wanted to get a sense of this by visiting Shanghai and Chongqing, a massive city of 27 million people, where this image was taken."
  72. 72. Tina Barney
  73. 73. David Goldblatt – On the Mines South African photographer
  74. 74. Rineke Djikstra
  75. 75. Richard Avedon – In the American West
  76. 76. David Stewart – Teenage Pre- occupation (2012)
  77. 77. Identification
  78. 78. Jeff Harris• http://www.jeffharris.org/ - takes a portrait of himself every day.
  79. 79. Robert Gumbert
  80. 80. Handswoth Self Portraits by Derek Bishton, Brian Homer and John Reardon
  81. 81. Julia Margaret Cameron
  82. 82. Felix Nadar
  83. 83. Cindy Sherman
  84. 84. Taryn Simon - A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters.She has been photographing the descendents of 18 different bloodlines, each based around aparticular situation, exploring predetermination and notions of perpetual return. There are manyblank photographs for those who couldn‟t be photographed.
  85. 85. Edward CurtisCurtis built an illustrious career documenting Native Americans in the 1900s. The images resonate 100 years later.
  86. 86. Marc Garanger – Femmes Algeriennes 1960
  87. 87. Alice Springs

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