Documentary Photography

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PublisherAperture Foundation2014
The older paradigm for photojournalists was to simply record events, with the hope—and frequently the expectation—that people and their governments would be moved to respond to the injustices pictured, as witnessed by the impact of certain images during the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. Given evolving media and political climates, however, including the billions of images now available online from all kinds of sources, the purpose and effectiveness of media, in particular of visual journalism, has been called into question. Bending the Frame, by author and critic Fred Ritchin, addresses the new and emerging potentials for visual media ...
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This sourcebook is a gathering of documentation on the labeling of all the materials that have gone into the exhibition Blind Sensorium. Il paradosso dell’Antropocene in Matera at the “Domenico Ridola” National Museum of Archaeology and in the spaces of the former “Alessandro Volta” school, from 6 September 2019 to 8 March 2020. The photographic images – which for the installation in Basilicata have been reproduced and printed in A4 and A3 format on specially prepared panels – are joined on these pages by the reproduction of materials contained in the “Domenico Ridola” Museum, which we have chosen as an integral ...
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Art critic Ida Hiršenfelder interviews Trevor Paglen, a radical geographer with an academic background, muckraking author and outlaw artist who has been exploring the secret activities of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies for several years. Hiršenfelder and Paglen discuss here four projects: Simbology (2006) – a collection of insignia and patches used in secret operations, Missing Persons – a list of fake names used to cover up CIA agents in the war on terror, Code Names – a catalogue of words, phrases and terms employed for active military programs, and Limit Telephotography Project, which unveils the geographies of classified ...
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Publisheronestar press2002
Lewis Baltz asked Vier5 to re-interpret his story of the Deaths in Newport. The story is about a famous trial during the forties in Baltz’s hometown in California and his biographical connections to the trial. Vier5 retold the story through graphic design.
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PublisherMagnum Photos2016
Europa is a book created by a group of Magnum photographers and journalists who have been covering both the refugee crisis in Europe and the many contexts across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa that gave rise to these migrations. This book is launched in partnership with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) as the first project under its special program, the Arab European Creative Platform. The book harnesses the collective energy, skills and resources of its contributors to create Europa, a collaborative and independent book, the first of its kind intended for practical use by migrants and ...
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There is a tension between the requirements of theoretical abstraction and the capacities of the film medium, where everything that we see on screen is concrete: A train arriving at a station, a tree, bodies, faces. Since the complex theories of montage in Soviet cinema, however, there have continuously been attempts to express theoretical issues by combining shots, thus creating a visual form of thinking. This book brings together two major filmmakers-French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard and German avant-gardist Harun Farocki to explore the fundamental tension between theoretical abstraction and the capacities of film itself, a medium where everything ...
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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
Olivia Snaije and I begin this conversation by discussing her multi-faceted work of journalist, editor and translator. We then converse more specifically about the book she co-edited with Mitchell Albert, Keep Your Eye on the Wall: Palestinian Landscapes (Saqi Books, 2014). This book gathers a series of essays and photographic work curated around the question of the Apartheid Wall in Palestine (see below). We evoke most of its chapters, one by one, and extend the question raised by Malu Halasa about the problematic aestheticization of the Wall to the very exercise of photographing it. Olivia Snaije is a journalist and editor based in ...
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PublisherMagnum Photos2018
A Brief Visual History in the Time of ISIS is curated by Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael and includes an essay and timeline by Peter Harling, an expert on the Middle East, formerly of the International Crisis Group, and founder of Synaps. The work of nineteen photographers is included in this first newspaper, and the images range from those taken in the final years of the French mandate in Syria in 1941 to the fall of Mosul in 2017.
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PublisherNew Models2021
Before there was Instagram, there was Mark Hunter, AKA, THE COBRA SNAKE, who made his name photographing the alt party scene of the ‘00s and relaying this coverage to his blog before people’s hangovers could even hit. In turn, thecobrasnake.com, along with American Apparel and Vice, became canon for high hipsterdom. For older Millens, it also came to represent an era when signs, language, and social protocol operated quite differently than they do in the ‘20s. With Mark now making a book from his early-Y2Ks archive—Cobrasnake: All Yesterday’s Parties (forthcoming from Rizzoli in 2022)—New Models chatted with him about his ...
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Publisheronestar press2003
The present publication presents five books, the final products of five projects extending over the last thirteen years. The beginnings of the first project, Kapital, reach back to the period of the socialist social system, which, however, was already over by the time we issued the first publication. On the other hand, the publication that addresses the last of the five projects will come out in an integral version at a time when Slovenia will already be a fully-fledged member of the European Union. Thus the projects literally connect the two ends of the period called the transitional period. But ...
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Publisherargobooks2016
Between 1950 and 2010, the Institute for Scientific Film (IWF) in Göttingen released nearly 8,000 scientific films. Of these, 3,100 were catalogued in the ENCYCLOPEDIA CINEMATOGRAPHICA. The purpose of the archive was to document in filmic “specimens” any type of terrestrial motional process—isolated and stripped of all incidental elements. The reproduction and growth of bacteria, chip formation in metal processing, or the passing of sand grains through the meshes of a sieve were the subject of filmic analyses as well as human gymnastic movements or plant growth. Distinguishing between human and non-human processes was irrelevant for this concept. Only the ...
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PublisherAperture Foundation2014
The Pleasures of Good Photographs is an intellectual and aesthetic excursion led by Gerry Badger, one of photography’s eminent critics and popular writers. In this new volume of essays, Badger offers insight into some of his favorite images, artists, and themes, drawing upon nearly three decades of writing and thinking about photography. With deep discernment and a readable mixture of scholarly finesse and wit, Badger describes the meanings of work by dozens of photographers, from Dorothea Lange and Eugéne Atget to Martin Parr, Luc Delahaye, Susan Lipper, and Paul Graham. Among the broader topics discussed are the photobook—where Badger believes ...

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