Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties

By: Abbott, Brett

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In the decades following World War II, an independently minded, critically engaged form of photojournalism began to flourish. It was not destined for the morning papers or exclusively for newsmagazines, and it did not attempt to be neutral. This kind of photojournalism was self-assigned. It declared its independence from the mainstream media's editorial control, and it was disseminated to the public through books, exhibitions, articles, and, more recently, the Web.
Engaged Observers focuses on nine photographers who have participated in the development of this documentary approach. Surveyed are Leonard Freed (Black in White America), Philip Jones Griffiths (Vietnam Inc.), W. Eugene Smith (Minamata), Susan Meiselas (Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979), Mary Ellen Mark (Streetwise), Larry Towell (The Mennonites), Sebastiao Salgado (Migrations), Lauren Greenfield (Girl Culture), and James Nachtwey ("The Sacrifice"). Each section opens with an introductory essay that sets the work in its evolving historical context.

Title: Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties

Author: Abbott, Brett

Categories: Photography,

Edition: Ex Library

Publisher: J. Paul Getty Trust: 2010

ISBN Number: 1606060228

ISBN Number 13: 9781606060223

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Pictorial Boards

Type: Photography

Size: XL

Seller ID: 124928

Description: Ex-library book with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Front lower cover corner bumped and a bit worn, otherwise the book is solid and clean though shows some use. 11 1/4"w x 11 1/4"h. 236 pages.