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Photography as Activism: Images for Social Change

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You want to look through the lens of your camera and change the world. You want to capture powerful moments in one click that will impact the minds of other people. Photographic images are one of the most popular tools used to advocate for social and environmental awareness. This can be as close to home as drug use, prostitution, or pollution or as far away as famine, war, ...more
Paperback, 162 pages
Published September 21st 2011 by Routledge (first published September 11th 2011)
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Alan Mills
Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it
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Fascinating history of photography for the purpose of making social change, stretching back to Matthew Brady during the Civil War (who by the way, died bankrupt, never having recovered the money he borrowed to buy the chemicals and film needed to take those Civil War pictures).

My concern is that there is too much repetitive text, and not enough (1) pictures, and (2) discussion of the increasing role of photographs taken by people not photographers (the issue is mentioned in one essay, but then p
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Caelie
Dec 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: photography
It's very inspiring to see so many photographers in one book that identify as activists, and who are doing photojournalism.
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