Historicizing Humanitarian Photography: The Case of Magnum Photos Michelle Woodward
Magnum’s “classic” visual style 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression
<ul><li>Robert Capa. Normandy. Omaha Beach. The first wave of American troops lands at dawn. June 6th, 1944. </li></ul>1 -...
<ul><li>Raymond Depardon. Lebanon, Beirut. Civil war. 1978. A Christian falangist. </li></ul>1 - high drama 2 - documentar...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Philip Jones-Griffiths. Viet...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Jean Gaumy. Tehran. 1986. Ve...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Sebastio   Salgado Serra Pel...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>John Vink. Kösti. Population...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Chris Steele-Perkins. Bethle...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Robert Capa. Naples. Funeral...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Allan Sekula. From &quot;Ske...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Henri Cartier-Bresson. India...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Raymond Depardon. Sioux City...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Robert Frank. Elevator, Miam...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Robert Frank. Restaurant. So...
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression
1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression
Gilles Peress.  Pro-Ayatollah Shariat-madari demonstrations, Tabriz, Iran, 1980
 
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  1. 1. Historicizing Humanitarian Photography: The Case of Magnum Photos Michelle Woodward
  2. 2. Magnum’s “classic” visual style 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression
  3. 3. <ul><li>Robert Capa. Normandy. Omaha Beach. The first wave of American troops lands at dawn. June 6th, 1944. </li></ul>1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression
  4. 4. <ul><li>Raymond Depardon. Lebanon, Beirut. Civil war. 1978. A Christian falangist. </li></ul>1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression
  5. 5. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Philip Jones-Griffiths. Vietnam. A young girl, killed by US helicopter fire, and her brother. 1968 </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Jean Gaumy. Tehran. 1986. Veiled women practice shooting on the outskirts of the city. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Sebastio Salgado Serra Pelada goldmine, Brazil, 1986. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>John Vink. Kösti. Population movement from the south of Sudan. 1988 </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Chris Steele-Perkins. Bethlehem. Israeli soldier passing New Year and Christmas decorations. 1987. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Robert Capa. Naples. Funeral of teenage partisans. 1943. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Allan Sekula. From &quot;Sketch for a Geography Lesson,&quot; 1982 </li></ul>
  12. 12. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Henri Cartier-Bresson. India. Punjab. Kurukshetra. A refugee camp for 300,000 people. 1947. </li></ul>
  13. 13. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Raymond Depardon. Sioux City, Iowa. Republican candidate Richard Nixon campaigning for presidency. 1968. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Robert Frank. Elevator, Miami Beach, 1955. </li></ul>
  15. 15. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression <ul><li>Robert Frank. Restaurant. South Carolina. 1955. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression
  17. 17. 1 - high drama 2 - documentary realism 3 - abstract narrative 4 - artistic expression
  18. 18. Gilles Peress. Pro-Ayatollah Shariat-madari demonstrations, Tabriz, Iran, 1980

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