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Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen

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In "Bending the Frame," Fred Ritchin--Professor of Photography & Imaging at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and author of "After Photography"--examines the complex relations between social justice and photojournalism in today's oversaturated political and media climates. Is visual journalism even effective at all, given the ease with which so many of us ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published June 30th 2013 by Aperture (first published April 30th 2013)

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Jan Hobbel
Sep 29, 2013 Jan Hobbel rated it really liked it
Though Bending the frame is focused on the linkage between social justice and photography and how both can work together to make the world a better place it explores a the broader question: what makes a photograph meaningful in an age when photography, through ubiquitous digital devices connected to the internet, has become highly democratic and unmoderated? Though Ritchin does not have an answer he does provide a rich number of pointers to work and experiments that bridge photography with other ...more
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A little convoluted, but would be a fantastic book to discuss with a group or a class.
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