A research-led practice

mickyates Aftermath, Anthropology, Audience, Critical Research Journal, Dark Tourism, Documentary, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek13, Genocide, History, Ideas, Landscape, Media Theory, Photography, Practice, Project Development, Race, Rephotography, Unfinished Stories Leave a Comment

The MA is now in its 21st month. In that time I have flown almost exactly 50,000 miles to and from Cambodia. Looking at my bookshelves, I have added over 120 books to our library on Cambodia and related history, atrocity, Genocide, documentary photography, ethics and critical theory – not to mention several dozen photo books for inspiration. There are …

Socially Engaged Photography

mickyates Collaboration, ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Culture, Documentary, Ethics, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek12, Ideas, Photography, Practice, Social Development Leave a Comment

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, …