Query : social documentary photography
- Weinhold, Martin3
- Andrea Mubi Brighenti2
- Bonhomme, Max2
- Kertemelidou, Paraskevi2
- a. mehdizadeh1
- Alejandro Ponce de León Pagaza 1
- Александр Юрьевич Мещеряков1
- Alina Predescu1
- Ana Contursi1
- Ana Rita Bastos1
- Anaïs Ondet1
- Anna Topolska1
- Antonio Pantoja Chaves1
- Arrault, Valérie1
- Avrane, Colette1
- AZEREDO, V.G. 1
- Benjamin Lysaniuk1
- Bouveresse, Clara1
- Busson Hurmaci, Adeline1
- Carlos Gomes1
- Social Anthropology and Ethnology26
- Cultural Heritage and Museology24
- Art and Art History23
- History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences11
- Gender Studies7
- Communication Sciences5
- Political Science5
- Biological Anthropology3
- Architecture and Space Management3
- Methods and Statistics3
- Archaeology and Prehistory2
Analysis of the effects of Sebastião Salgado's photographic approach
The photographic work of Sebastião Salgado focuses on the living conditions of people affected by social distress resulting from civil wars, exploitation, and misery. The pictures are characterised by the quality of their aesthetic composition but they are not primarily works of art. They are rather...
Photography in the reconstruction of the recent Argentinian past: Dictator Videla at a misa in Capilla Stella Maris, 1981
This article analyses some of the complex relationships between photography, politics and historical studies with the historical meaning of a press photograph published in 1981 as its main focus. In this regard, its role in the construction of a journalistic speech legitimising the military regime w...
Photos, Facts and Fiction: Literary Texts and Mechanical Representation
As a mechanical mode of representation, both iconic and indexical, photography has a testimonial and documentary power matched only by film and audio recordings. As Roland Barthes put it, “contrary to [language-based] imitations, in Photography, I can never deny that the thing has been there.” Yet “...
Ônibus 174: um olhar sobre a violência urbana e a exclusão social
This article aims to analyze the film Ônibus Linha 174 (José Padilha, 2002) as another interpretation of the episode narrated and commented based on a variety of texts. The film is a documentary, which was produced by Jose Padilha (also director) and Marcos Prado, photography by Cesar Morales and Ma...
Basın Fotoğrafında Merhametin İyiliği ve Kötülüğü Üzerine
History of photography is almost completely identified with images of pain and destruction. Therefore theoretical dimension of photography and especially documentary photography takes shape around ethical and aesthetical discussions of images of destruction, pain and atrocity. Especially humanist...
Urban Figures, Common Ground: JR and the Cultural Practices of Perception
Paper Town: The Social Production of Territory in the Industrial Town of Atenquique, Mexico
This article analyzes the social production of space in Atenquique, an industrial town in the southern region of Jalisco in western Mexico. The theoretical framework draws on insights from critical geography. Through the case of Atenquique we reflect on the transformation of the area from the beginn...
Photographie, art documentaire
The paper tries to frame what could be a documentary artistic practice today in the field of photography, and to specify the nature of the ties that can link such a practice to approaches in social sciences. It discusses the case of the written report (William Vollmann), replacing it within the trad...
Street photography as social interaction
Street photographers know quite well that taking a picture is a form of social interaction. The birth of this genre of photography, they have been discussing at length about the ethical problems involved in taking pictures of personal strangers in public places without asking permission.
Challenging Old and New Images Representing the Cambodian Genocide: The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh, 2013)
This article focuses on the images used over four decades to represent the Cambodian genocide in photography, cinema, visual arts and the media as the basis for analyzing the documentary-memoir directed by Rithy Panh, The Missing Picture. First, there is a paucity of images which depict, evoke or al...
Photo-activism, empathy and politics of the people concerned.
this interview takes place on the basis of a dialogue with SADO, a photographic group of the City of Plata. The practice and production of this group of Argentinian photographers shows the unprecedented ways in which contemporary photography is part of today’s complex reality. Through the creation o...
Vampires narcisistas: in the limits of the photographic representation
Before social media, Instagram and Pinterest, the over-exposure of our daily lives (whether live or manipulating space and time), the documentary value of an image was afraid, due to the novelty of the invention, and admiration, due to the magia of the instantaneous capture. As was the case with pic...
Motivations of pilgrims on the Portuguese Inner Way to Santiago de Compostela
Undertaking the way to Santiago today is characterised by being multi-motivational, not only attending to religious motivations (Amaro et al., 2018; Lois-González and Santos, 2014). In fact, the differences between the pilgrim and the tourist are increasingly smaller, because both travellers are mot...
Objet et pratiques sémiotiques : quelques enjeux médiatiques du support photographique
Although the first reflections on photography were limited to defining the essence of the medium as well as its discursive aspect, the semiotic approach gradually became more interested in the uses of the photographic image and its function in social and cultural practices. Following the evolution o...
Dwelling AND entour in the trajectory of the CUSTODÓPOLIS district
Custodópolis is a district of the town of Campos dos Goytacmáas/RJ stigmatised by being located on the other side of the South Paraba River. Occupied by a vulnerable population facing poverty, social capital, human capital, protection and habitat (Busso, 2002, p. 12). These combined dimensions mark...
Objects, pictures and sounds: the ethnography of Theodor Koch-Grünberg (1872-1924)
The article characterizes the ethnological theory and method of Theodor Koch-Grünberg (1872-1924), a German anthropologist who made four visits to Brazil between 1896 and 1924, and who was especially noted for his writings about the Indians of the Rio Negro and Rio Branco, and the ethnographic colle...
Naturally filmed: ways of acting and living in the SPI’s indigenous posts in Mato Grosso
This article carries out an exercise to look and think from a selection of photos of the historical photogra produced by the Sec de Procureo de Estudos (SE) of the National Protection Service (SPI) at five Indi Humane Posts located in the State of Mato Grosso in the years 1942 and 1943. On the basis...
Tiago Santana. Among photographs, fragments and books
In this interview, Tiago Santana, award-winning photographer and one of the great names in Brazilian documentary photography, talks about the origins of his interest in photography, his influences and his engagement with the Brazilian Northeast region. The interview is accompanied by a photographic...
Memory, photography and females in contemporaneity: experiences and reflections of women photographers in the Cariri-EC
Given the image from their documentary function and based on the observation of gaps in the recording and recognition of women’s work on the photograph, the objectives of this research are: learn about the perception of photographers on crossings of the issue of gênery in the idealisation and exhibi...
A History of Violence: Photography and Writing as an Experience, Experiment and Insight
The material presented here in the form of excerpts was taken from the book “A History of Violence” by Kai Ziegner. It represents the artefact of a PhD in artistic research that is soon to be finished at Linz University of Art and Design (UfG) and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). The main focus...
The championed mutiny or the montón amotinado (Tepito-Mexico D.F.)
searching for the voice of the place, after the vertex of immersion in a city, the Mexican D.F., which has Ecuador as a whole, emerged with the accumulation in Tepito, a neighbourhood that was rarely visited by ‘visitors’, which embodies that Mexican, Chianga, ‘plenty’ identity. This is an irrespons...
Study of Kashan Metalworking During Qajar Dynasty with a Religious Approach
This article examines the close relationship between human and religious thoughts, ideas, and beliefs and their artistic manifestations. Since Qajar metalworking has been significantly influenced by religion and also these works are one of the most important immortal documents for studying social, p...
Twelve Million Black Voices: Let Us Now Hear Black Voices
Twelve Million Black Voices is a 1941 collection of photographs, selected from the Farm Security Administration files by FSA-employed Edwin Rosskam and accompanied by Richard Wright’s texts. This paper examines the specificity of Twelve Million Black Voices within the frame of American documentary p...
Raconter l’Amérique pendant l’ère progressiste : photographies documentaires et films muets
At the turn of the 20th century, documentary photography and silent motion pictures both seemed to call for a transformation of American society. Even as the country strove to evolve under the influence of Progressive reforms, these two media—one being more exclusive and the other more popular—were...
« Motionless Monotony »: New Nowheres in Irish Photography
In recent years the psychogeography of Ireland has shrunk. Places are closer together because the distances between them take less time to traverse. In this process of acceleration and psychic contraction the marks and traces of road-building and faster human movement...