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The Resource The documentary impulse, Stuart Franklin

The documentary impulse, Stuart Franklin

Label
The documentary impulse
Title
The documentary impulse
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Franklin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning photographer Stuart Franklin's exploration of how we, as humans, are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. Stuart Franklin took one of the most powerful photographs of the twentieth century -- the 'tank man' in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989. From his insightful position as a photographer, Franklin explores why we are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. He focuses on photography but traces this universal need through art, literature and science. Looking at photojournalism, war photography and work recording our culture, Franklin identifies some of its driving impulses: curiosity, outrage, reform and ritual; the search for evidence, for beauty, for therapy; and the immortalization of memory. As our understanding of 'documentary' continues to expand, Franklin considers photographic staging -- where, perhaps, the future of the genre may lie: in search of truth over fact. "This book traces what I shall call the documentary impulse. Here I mean the passion to record, with fidelity, the moments we experience and wish to preserve, the things we witness and might want to reform; or simply the people, places or things we find remarkable...Photography (and journalism) practised respectfully has the power to educate us all towards a greater understanding and empathy towards others." Stuart Franklin--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
770.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR820.5
LC item number
.F727 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The documentary impulse, Stuart Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings: From Art To Photography -- 2. Lost Eden: Traces Of The Colonial Legacy -- 3. Photography's Bid For A Better World? -- 4. Of War And Famine -- 5. Taking Sides: Conflict And Civil Society -- 6. (Re)Interpreting Everyday Life -- 7. On Visual Poetry And Ambiguity -- 8. Manipulation, Staging And The Future Of Documentary Photography
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780714870670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)921865412
Label
The documentary impulse, Stuart Franklin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings: From Art To Photography -- 2. Lost Eden: Traces Of The Colonial Legacy -- 3. Photography's Bid For A Better World? -- 4. Of War And Famine -- 5. Taking Sides: Conflict And Civil Society -- 6. (Re)Interpreting Everyday Life -- 7. On Visual Poetry And Ambiguity -- 8. Manipulation, Staging And The Future Of Documentary Photography
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780714870670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)921865412

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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