Daido Moriyama – Farewell Photography

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The Japanese photography of the Provoke era has always held fascination for me, as I love the directness and spontaneity. And Daido Moriyama is  a prolific artist with much to say, either through his earlier work or his current activities. The Tate offers a summary of Provoke, although I find it rather more descriptive than analytic. Following the decimation and …

A Question of Ethics

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A very interesting conversation occurred recently in the RPS Documentary group on photographic ethics. Copied here with permission of the participants. Frankie McAllister A general question on ethics please, if people don’t mind. I’m having a debate about ethics in travel photography, which led to a debate on documentary photography. Would you say documentary photography can be a) valid and …