Contemporary Documentary

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This is a ‘Contemporary Documentary’ resource list, including many references that have influenced my work, for the University of Leeds COMM5805 Module. My project, ‘Unfinished Stories: From Genocide to Hope‘, is about the people that we have known for 20 years that survived the Cambodian / Khmer Rouge Genocide but who had previously never told their personal stories. It is by …

An Ethics Framework for Photography (Part One)

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I have been researching the ethics of photography, as developed in earlier posts during the MA. My current ‘best approach’ is a Ten Point Framework. SURFACE – THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ITSELF (Technical – Composition – Manipulation) MEANING – THE SUBJECT MATTER (Content – Symbols – Narrative – Caption) GENRE – UNIQUE CONSIDERATIONS (e.g. Documentary, Nature, News, Portrait) TIME AND PLACE (Significance …