Photography as activism : images for social change / Michelle Bogre.

Bogre, Michelle.
Waltham, MA : Focal Press, 2012.
xvi, 162 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
1st ed.

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Documentary photography.
Photography -- Social aspects.
Photography -- Political aspects.
"In Photography as Activism, Michelle Bogre discusses the philosophy and history of photography's role in social reform. Beginning with the invention of the camera, she traces the earliest instances of photographic activism through to today's emerging practices, profiling the most prominent activists of their time and their legendary images. Also profiled are contemporary photographer activists, including Jonathan Torgovnik. A photograph from Torgovnik's activist project, Intended Consequences, about the mass rape of Tutsi women during the Rwanda genocide in 1994, is featured on the cover of this book. His photographs spread awareness of the consequences of genocide and sexual violence, and have helped the Rwanda Foundation ( that he created raise more than a million dollars to fund secondary school education for the children. Other featured photographers include: -Eugene Richards -Marcus Bleasdale -Tom Stoddart -Jonathan Torgovnik -Edward Kashi -Brent Stirton -Stephen Dupont -Walter Astrada With an appendix featuring additional websites, magazines, galleries, festivals, foundations, grants, and advice for the budding activist, this book is not only a comprehensive study of activist photography, but also a call to action for photographers with a cause"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: Table of Contents Introduction Includes Philosophy of Activism Explanation of book Chapter One: Activism: Practice and Process Philosophy and Psychology History: Early Activism History: Early Conflict and War Photography Social Reform and the Progressive Era Farm Security Administration Chapter Two: Moments in Time Modern History W. Eugene Smith Mary Ellen Mark Susan Meiselas Donna Ferrato British Activism: Chris Killip and Paul Graham Stephen Shames Sebastiô Salgado Chapter Three: Constructing a Better World Photographer Profiles Eugene Richards Marcus Bleasdale Tom Stoddart Jonathan Torgovnik Edward Kashi Brent Stirton Stephen Dupont Walter Astrada Appendix: Resources Websites, Magazines & Galleries Festivals & Events Non-Profits & NGOs Miscellaneous Projects Foundations & Grants Photographers & Artists .
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