Narrative – Single image or series?

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As some of you know, I am taking a short online course “Seeing Through Photographs“, organised by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. As part of the program, we were asked to pick one of the modules, and discuss our views on it. I chose the module which explored how photographs have been used to construct narratives that shape our …

Exploitation, or driving social awareness in Street Photography?

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I wrote a Facebook post in February, expressing some disquiet about exploitative street photography. Street photography is legal in most public spaces in most countries, and is enjoying enormous popularity. Yet at what point does photography veer from story telling and  observation, reportage and documentation, possibly with a view to raising social awareness of issues – and at what point does it move into …