Witness in Our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers / Edition 2

Witness in Our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers / Edition 2

by Ken Light
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588342980

ISBN-13: 9781588342980

Pub. Date: 10/05/2010

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of twenty-nine of the genre's best photographers, editors, and curators, showing how the profession remains vital, innovative, and committed to social change. The second edition includes a new section of interviews on documentary photography in the field and an

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Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of twenty-nine of the genre's best photographers, editors, and curators, showing how the profession remains vital, innovative, and committed to social change. The second edition includes a new section of interviews on documentary photography in the field and an exploration of the role of photojournalism in 21st-century media. Witness in Our Time provides an insider's view of a profession that continues to confront questions of art and truth while extending the definitions of both.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588342980
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
424,808
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Seeing and Believing–Kerry Tremain

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Hansel Mieth: The Depression and the Early Days of Life
Walter Rosenblum: Lewis Hine, Paul Strand, and the Photo League
Michelle Vignes: Magnum Photo Agency: The Early Years
Wayne Miller: Word War II and the Family of Man
Peter Magubane: A Black Photographer in Apartheid South Africa
Matt Herron: The Civil Rights Movement and the Southern Documentary Project
Jill Freedman: Resurrection City
Mary Ellen Mark: Streetwise Photographer
Earl Dotter: The United Mine Workers
Eugene Richards: Americans We
Susan Meiselas: Central America and Human Rights
Sebastião Salgado: Workers
Graciela Iturbide: The Indigenous of Mexico
Antonin Kratochvil: The Fall of the Iron Curtain
Donna Ferrato: Living with the Enemy: Domestic Violence
Joseph Rodriguez: In the Barrio
Dayanita Singh: A Truer India
Fazal Sheikh: Portrait of a Refugee

EDITORS AND CURATORS
Gifford Hampshire: The Environmental Protection Agency's Project DOCUMERICA
Peter Howe: Life Magazine and Outtakes
Colin Jacobson: Independent Magazine and Reportage
Anne Wilkes Tucker: The Museum Context
Fred Ritchin: The Fish are Last to Know about the Water: The Emerging Digital Revolution

IN THE FIELD
Ronald Partridge: Dorothea Lange in the Field
Don McCullin: Vietnam: The Battle of Hue, 1968
Bill Owens: Suburbia and a Passion for Seeing His World
Larry Fink: Social Graces
David Goldblatt: Once an Enemy: Apartheid and the New South Africa
Maya Goded: Tierra Negra

Afterword: Witness in Our Time–Ken Light
Bibliography
Important Readings
Index

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