Framing The World Through My Photographs

Photography and Evidence- Conflicting perspectives

  • If we accept photography as the truth- are we reliable witness?
  • 80’s Guardian ‘points of view’-
  • Only when you get the full picture you understand what’s going on.
  • Cartier Bresson – “there is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment”Screen Shot 2013-10-26 at 14.02.25
  • The photograph shouldn’t be tampered with.
  • What you see is what you get.
  • Don McCullin- Biafra 1971

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  • These are some of the most influential documentary images of all time.
  • These images showed the public exactly what was going on, which then helped to raise a lot of money for the cause.
  • Kevin Carter Pulitzer Prize winning image 1994- new york times published it.Screen Shot 2013-10-26 at 15.02.50
  •  made people think about what’s going on. Caused so much controversy that the photographer committed suicide.
  • W Eugene Smith – talks about in terms of Bresson it may not be truthful because he asked the women to throw the water
  • Screen Shot 2013-10-26 at 15.08.12Unlike bresson he believes the integrity of the photographer is important.
  • he asked the women to throw the water
  • It isn’t a truthful image in this way, however the integrity of the image is still truthful because it hasn’t changed the feel of it.

Photography as a witness- what a photograph becomes a symbol does it miss the point.

When we see horrific image – we have seemed to stop responding to them.

  • Paul Hansen – world press photo award winner 2013- when photo looks to professional does it take away the meaning.
  • Argument was weather the image was real or fake.
  • Photography and death


    • 1930- Indiana USA – Race riots
    • How does contemporary art deal with death.
    • Photographing death is the last taboo
    • Briony Campbell – the dad project 2009- explores the personal.
    • Andres Serrano – morgue  photo
    • Paul smith – do you have to show the person to depict death.

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