Documentary 1
“ That’s a sophisticated, misleading word,and not really clear”   (Interview with Walker Evans,  Art in America , Leslie K...
Document means evidence. It comes from the medieval term documentum which was a term for an official paper. This  would co...
As a genre in photography it is associated with the same  significance and authority. ‘ The Great Chartists Meeting on  Ke...
Photograph of Jacob Riis in  The Making of an American . 1904 Jacob Riis Bandit’s Roost February 12 th  1888
Gangs of New York Martin Scorsese, 2002.
Jacob Riis,  Five Cents Lodging, Bayard Street , c. 1889
Jacob Riis, Peddler. 1890
Lewis Hine Poor home. New York City tenement  Lewis Hine,  Woman washing clothes . 1909-12 Lewis Hine
Lewis Hine, Doffer Girl in New England Mill. 1909
Margaret Bourke-White Sharecropper’s Home.  1937 Farm Security Association. Roy Stryker
Dorothea Lange. Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother. 1936
 
“ When Dorothea took that picture,  that was the ultimate. She never  surpassed it. To me it was the  picture of Farm Secu...
 
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  • Photography Lecture: Documentary 1

    1. 1. Documentary 1
    2. 2. “ That’s a sophisticated, misleading word,and not really clear” (Interview with Walker Evans, Art in America , Leslie Katz. 1971)
    3. 3. Document means evidence. It comes from the medieval term documentum which was a term for an official paper. This would contain evidence that could not be questioned, a truthful account backed by the authority of law.
    4. 4. As a genre in photography it is associated with the same significance and authority. ‘ The Great Chartists Meeting on Kennington Common’, William Edward Kilburn. 1848. The historical significance invested a photograph’s status as a truthful and objective representation of what had happened.
    5. 5. Photograph of Jacob Riis in The Making of an American . 1904 Jacob Riis Bandit’s Roost February 12 th 1888
    6. 6. Gangs of New York Martin Scorsese, 2002.
    7. 7. Jacob Riis, Five Cents Lodging, Bayard Street , c. 1889
    8. 8. Jacob Riis, Peddler. 1890
    9. 9. Lewis Hine Poor home. New York City tenement Lewis Hine, Woman washing clothes . 1909-12 Lewis Hine
    10. 10. Lewis Hine, Doffer Girl in New England Mill. 1909
    11. 11. Margaret Bourke-White Sharecropper’s Home. 1937 Farm Security Association. Roy Stryker
    12. 12. Dorothea Lange. Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother. 1936
    13. 14. “ When Dorothea took that picture, that was the ultimate. She never surpassed it. To me it was the picture of Farm Security. She has all the suffering of mankind in her, but all the perseverance too. A restraint and a strange courage.” Roy Stryker

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