Socially Engaged Photography

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In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to aid American farmworkers during the Great Depression. Its photographers aimed to document what was going on, in an effort to raise awareness and support. Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange were two of those photographers. Interestingly, there is one school of thought, repeated by Susan Meiselas and Wendy Ewald, …

Bending the Frame – Fred Ritchen

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Notes from Ritchin’s 2013 book: Chapter 1: The Useful Photograph Sets stage for profusion of images, loss of professional monopoly, power of tech and the web. Citizen journalists may be more real as they are ‘in it personally’. Quotes W. Eugene Smith (Intro to Minamata,1975): ‘This is not an objective book. The first word I would remove from the folklore …