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A2 documentary

  1. 1. DOCUMENTARY<br />A2 PHOTOGRAPHY<br />
  2. 2. What is Documentary?<br />Photo-journalism – creating photographic records of events for publication in news media<br />Social-documentary – creating a photographic essay on a particular social group or issue not necessarily for publication in news media – maybe for exhibition or a book. Not necessarily portraiture – can include still-life, landscape, travel and interiors. <br />War photography – as photo-journalism but recording war – the action, the people, the hardware, the aftermath, the landscape. Intended for immediate publication in news media. <br />
  3. 3. Documentary<br />Records<br />Proof<br />Evidence<br />Accurate<br />Truth<br />Objective<br />Subjective<br />Neutral<br />Opinionated<br />Facts<br />Political<br />Ethical<br />Campaigning<br />Social issues<br />
  4. 4. QUESTIONS<br />The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to SEE something, and tell what it SAW in a plain way... To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one. - John Ruskin Discuss the documentary photographers whose work seems to live up to Ruskin’s ideals<br />“Photography cannot change the world. But it can show the world, when it changes”. Marc Riboud. Do you agree with this statement? Discuss with arguments and examples for and against. <br />"There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil…" – Walter Lippmann. Discuss examples of documentary photography that have ‘shamed the devil’. <br />How have periods of economic decline been captured by photographers in the last century?<br />Photographing poverty – what’s the point? Discuss. <br />The use of photography to promote action or change in Social Advertising. Discuss with specific examples. Ogilvy, Saatchi <br />Does a photo ever make a difference? How have photographs contributed to political or social change? Discuss with specific examples. <br />What is documentary photography? Compare and contrast the approaches of 3 key practitioners in the field.<br />
  5. 5. "I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated." James Nachtwey<br />
  6. 6. "There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil…" – Walter Lippmann <br />
  7. 7. Sudan, 1993 - Famine victim in a feeding centre.<br />
  8. 8. WAR<br />JAMES NACHTWEY<br />
  9. 9. Don McCullin<br />Shell-shocked soldier.<br />Petrified (turned to stone), war memorials.<br />
  10. 10. Don<br />McCULLIN<br />
  11. 11. Luc DELAHAYE<br />
  12. 12. DOCUMENTARY<br />SEBASTIAO SALGADO<br />
  13. 13. DOROTHEA LANGE<br />
  14. 14. LEE MILLER<br />
  15. 15. Joel Meyorowitz Winter Garden, World Financial Center, from After September 11: images from Ground Zero<br />2001<br />
  16. 16. JOSEF KOUDELKA<br />
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  22. 22. http://www.social-advertising.info/<br />http://www.mediaknowall.com/as_alevel/Advertising/advertising.php?pageID=charity<br />
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  24. 24. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/6152050/Ten-photographs-that-changed-the-world.html<br />
  25. 25. Some examples of War Photography<br />http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/interactive/2011/jun/18/war-photographers-interactive<br />
  26. 26. Some examples of Social Documentary photography by Ian Berry<br />http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/gallery/2011/jun/21/refugee-week-focus-exhibition-in-pictures#/?picture=375886240&index=0<br />

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