Witness in Our Time, Second Edition: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers

Witness in Our Time, Second Edition: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers

by Ken Light
     
 

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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

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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:
9781588343062
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
973,756
File size:
6 MB

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.

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