Notes from lecture…
1842- first photograph
The language of photography has changed, as we have become more educated and understanding to art.
Photograph is an idea not just something that witnesses an event
Benjamin Stone- member of parliament, amateur photographer
Pagan Rights – about food, sex and money
also recorded rural life in Briton
Book: modern photojournalism origin and evolution, 1910-1933 by Tim N.Gidal
the ‘small’ (miniature) camera revolutionised photojournalism as it allowed photographers to take photos in different locations and was easier to transport
1957- Robert Frank and Jack Caroline
Robert Frank, swiss commercial photographer who moved to the US and collaborated with Walter Evans. During this time the racial segregation was at his highest. He travelled through the southern states to California then to New York to record ‘storytelling’ events. He was fundamental in the new way of photography, not recording events but narratively showed how an outsider into America felt.
-all founding members
Capa – was a recorder, photojournalist
Valparaiso – Sergio Loreia
this book gives a sense of what Chili was like
Falkland Road by Mary Ellen Mark – about the sex workers of Bombay, had to pay for access. The subject surrounded with sex, adds intrigue which will sell.
Chris Killip – In Flagrante
also photographed skin heads, sex pistols, youth of Briton
Dewi Lewis – good for research
Antoine d’Agata – new photographer, controversial takes drugs and sleeps with sex workers
In the shadow of things – about her mother who suffers from OCD