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, …

Feedback on Journalistic Ethics

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Feedback on my Journalistic Ethics post from Paul Clements and Gary McLeod. Paul: Such a coincidence that only last week I was talking about Joan Diddion’s book ‘Salvador‘ and quoted from the introduction written by Tim Adams: ‘Her writing exactly demonstrates the role of the journalist in a world where information is everywhere and truth is nowhere to find‘. Interesting …