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 …

Women Photographers – Part One

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Here’s a short series on women photographers from early in the history of the medium. 1. Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) Frances was well-connected – she got her first camera from George Eastman, and she received training in photography and dark-room techniques from Thomas Smillie, director of photography at the Smithsonian. She began working as a freelance photographer and toured Europe …