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The World in images

As a documentary film enthusiast, you’re used to seeing stories unfold through moving pictures. However, social documentary photography uses still pictures to capture our social surroundings.

Wikipedia defines it as “Social documentary photography is the recording of humans in their natural condition with a camera. Often it also refers to a socially critical genre of photography dedicated to showing the life of underprivileged or disadvantaged people.” A full description can be found HERE or read the New Yorker’s short piece on social documentary photography HERE.
The Activist Writer also provides links to great galleries.

To have a look at some of the incredible stories capture in pictures, www.socialdocumentary.net should be your first stop.

Image from http://socialdocumentary.net/

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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