David duChemin

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David duChemin is a world & humanitarian photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader.

The making of art, and the appreciation of it, is a subjective thing. It is deeply personal, and this is one of its strengths, not a weakness. But there’s a danger in seeing art in such personal, subjective terms, and that hazard is no more clearly seen than in the oft-used word, “like.” As in, “Oh, I really like that painting.” Or, “I don’t like that photograph.” We are all entitled to our opi...

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Within the Frame: The Journ...

4.17 avg rating — 1,473 ratings — published 2009 — 20 editions
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Visionmongers: Making a Lif...

4.15 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Photographically Speaking: ...

4.15 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Vision & Voice: Refining Yo...

4.21 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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A Beautiful Anarchy, When t...

4.45 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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The Visual Toolbox: 60 Less...

4.41 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Soul of the Camera, the: Th...

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TEN: Ten Ways To Improve Yo...

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How to Feed A Starving Arti...

4.05 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2014
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4.05 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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It has cannibals and it's non-fiction. Need I say more? Really interesting read - somewhere in genre between true crime and travel/adventure.
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Beautiful. Waited far too long to read this.
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“The cliché comes not in what you shoot but in how you shoot it.”
David duChemin, Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision

“Anyone can take a picture of poverty; it’s easy to focus on the dirt and hurt of the poor. It’s much harder—and much more needful—to pry under that dirt and reveal the beauty and dignity of people that, but for their birth into a place and circumstance different from our own, are just like ourselves. I want my images to tell the story of those people and to move us beyond pity to justice and mercy.”
David duChemin, Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision

“A representational photograph says, 'This is what Vienna looked like.' An interpretational photograph goes one better and says, 'This is what Vienna was like. This is how I felt about it.”
David duChemin, Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision




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