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
     
 

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:
580,005
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ken Light is an internationally recognized documentary photographer and the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts photography fellowships. The author of seven photo books, including Delta Time, Texas Death Row, and Coal Hollow, he is a full-time faculty member and director of the Center for Photography at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Kerry Tremain is a writer and editor. The former executive editor of Mother Jones, he was a cofounder and director of the International Fund for Documentary Photography.

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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