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Photography as Activism


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Includes Philosophy of Activism

Explanation of book

Chapter One: Activism: Practice and Process

Philosophy and Psychology

History: Early Activism

History: Early Conflict and War Photography

Social Reform and the Progressive Era

Farm Security Administration

Chapter Two: Moments in Time

Modern History

W. Eugene Smith

Mary Ellen Mark

Susan Meiselas

Donna Ferrato

British Activism: Chris Killip and Paul Graham

Stephen Shames

Sebasti√£o Salgado

Chapter Three: Constructing a Better World

Photographer Profiles

Eugene Richards

Marcus Bleasdale

Tom Stoddart

Jonathan Torgovnik

Edward Kashi

Brent Stirton

Stephen Dupont

Walter Astrada

Appendix: Resources

Websites, Magazines & Galleries

Festivals & Events

Non-Profits & NGOs

Miscellaneous Projects

Foundations & Grants

Photographers & Artists

About the Author

Michelle Bogre


"Michelle Bogre's volume on activist photography is a 'just right' introduction to this fascinating subject. The book has a high word-to-picture ratio for a 'photography' book, and is not about the technical side of the subject. . in plain language, Ms. Bogre defines 'activist photography,' a distinct subset of documentary photography in which the photographer often freely admits their work is not simply objective journalism.At just over 160 pages, this is not a thick book, though it covers a lot of ground tracing the history of activist photography from its very beginning to Matthew Brady, Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, the FSA photographers, W. Eugene Smith, and on to today with a profile of Sabastiao Salgado and interviews with many of the best and brightest in this field."--BetterinBlackandWhite.com "Bogre's honest, balanced survey is supported by high-quality photographs ranging from sepia-tone to full color. Resources for aspiring activist photographers include websites for galleries, artists, events, nonprofits, and foundations. This volume is slightly wider in scope than Ken Light's Witness in Our Time (2nd ed., CH, Jul'11, 48-6098), but more practicable. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above."--CHOICE

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