Presentation on theme: "Documentary Photography. 2 Document vs. Documentary A document is a record, a recording. A documentary is a recording and an explanation. A bigger picture."— Presentation transcript:
How Did Documentary Photography Change? Camera technology; as cameras got smaller images became more intimate; flash allowed night vision. The Governments economic support under President Roosevelt and the FSA-OWI 1930‘s Magazine Publications of the photo essay LIFE, TIME, made it possible to mass reproduce sets of photographs with text.
Jacob A. Riis, Street Arabs in Sleeping Quarters, c. 1880 the invention of the flash bulb.... lets us see more
Jacob A. Riis A Growler Gang in Session (Robbing a Lush), 1884
Jacob Riis, Five Cents Lodging, Bayard Street, c. 1889
Farm Security Administration Historical Section The Office of War Information photographers working for the Farm Security Administration Historical Section (later transferred to the Office of War Information) were encouraged to document continuity and change in many aspects of life in America during the years the unit was in operation.
Memphis, Tennessee. October 1939. Marion Post Wolcott,
Durham, North Carolina. May 1940. Jack Delano, photographer