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James Nachtwey about visual history

“My viewpoint of history is from the perspective of the people who are living through it, who are suffering the consequences,” adds Nachtwey. “In the short term, visual documentation becomes an essential element in the process of change. In the longer term, it becomes a way in which we remember […]

What is street photography?

What is street photography?

The Surreal in the Everyday „Street photography is a form of documentary photography, although unlike photojournalism or reportage, it rarely tells a story. The most effective street photography captures attention when it points to the extraordinary or the surreal in the everyday. The genre is almost as old as  the […]

Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Floating Piers

Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Floating Piers

From June 18 to July 3, 2016, 100 kilometers east of Milan and 200 kilometers west of Venice, thousands of people will walk on water. The Floating Piers by Christo and Jeanne-Claude deploys 70,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric above a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density  polyethylene […]

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The ambiguity of Germany in three photos

Can you describe Germany in three words? It is difficult. Can you describe Germany with three photos? Yes. If you want to show the ambiguity of a country and a social landscape  with three photographs from today look here. Look at the disposal of the photos too. Look down and […]

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The Documentary Impulse

Why do you documentary photography? This is the question I found in the book The Documentary Impulse by Stuart Franklin. Franklin writes about known und unknown people reporting about our life in peace and war, social tragedies, poverty and other relations. Photobooks are his orientation from yesterday until today. It […]

From Goya to Philip Jones Griffiths – photography about what is

From Goya to Philip Jones Griffiths – photography about what is

„If you love yourself you have confidence in yourself.“ „We shall us feel insecure so they can control us…“ These two thoughts are from Philip Jones Griffiths about our social situation: The Magnificent One: Philip Jones Griffiths from donna ferrato on Vimeo. He died 2008. His fortune was similar to […]

Eyes wide Open by Mario Calabresi

Eyes wide Open by Mario Calabresi

Eyes wide open is a collection of Mario Calabresi’s interviews with renowned international photographers: Steve McCurry, Josef Koudelka, Don McCullin, Elliott Erwitt, Paul Fusco, Alex Webb, Gabriele Basilico, Abbas, Paolo Pellegrin and Sebastião Salgado. An exciting dive into history through the images and the words of great witnesses who have […]

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Shipbreak

Shipbrak tells the story in images and words of the life, death, and rebirth of the SS Minole, a US merchant vessel that made its last journey from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Chittagong, Bangladesh in late 1998. The ship was run a ground and demolished over a period of five […]

DDR. Remembering East Germany by Augusto Bordato

DDR. Remembering East Germany by Augusto Bordato

East Germany, the country that imploded in the recent history of Europe, was a combination of images, sensations and inferences that Augusto Bordato, a sensitive connoisseur of Germany’s recent history, collected during the many years he spent in East Berlin, both before and after the Wall fell. The images reveal aspects of daily […]

Streetphotography or Streetsphotography?

Streetphotography or Streetsphotography?

What is photography on streets? Is it street photography? Then the term streetphotography is the right word. But is this correct? On the streets photography means photography on streets? Street and streets have a lot of meanings. For example: Street style ist not streets style. Streetphotograhy is the traditional word […]

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Shadows of Streetphotography

Personal rights, decisive moment, right light? Go forward. I did it. I made a new series of photos called Shadows of Streetphotography. They show everything you need for good streetphotography. But it is more. It is street style and it is only possible thinking with frame. Every foot in the […]