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*An Outstanding Academic Title of 2011 — Choice Magazine
This updated classic addresses the effects of the digital age on documentary photography and includes a new section on fieldwork.
Building on the traditions and passions of their predecessors, today’s documentary photographers are devising new strategies to address the obstacles and opportunities created by rapid media changes and intensified cross-cultural contact. Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of 29 of the genre’s best photographers, editors, and curators, showing that the profession remains innovative, vital, and committed to social change. Featured photographers include Eugene Richards, Mary Ellen Mark, Sebastião Salgado, Peter Magubane, Susan Meiselas, and more.
Illustrated with a compelling image–and an extended discussion–from each photographer, Witness in Our Time provides an insider’s view of a profession that continues to confront questions of art and truth while extending the definitions of both.