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, …

Anthony Luvera & Collaboration

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I enjoyed this week’s lecture by Anthony Luvera. He has a socially-engaged practice, usually involving some form of community photography. As such, he has a lot of experience of the right kinds of collaboration, and, as an educator, understands and explains how it works. In some projects, he uses his own photography to support social causes. In others, he encourages others to …