Get real: documentary & street photography

Noble, Tricia and Verity, Adam (2012) Get real: documentary & street photography. [Event, Show or Exhibition]

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Abstract

For almost two centuries now, fearless photographers have carried their cameras out of their homes and into the great unknown that resides beyond their front door, in an effort to quantify, clarify, and perhaps even objectify the world around them. Joseph Nicéphore Niépce did it first, in 1826, with an 8 hour exposure from the window of his countrynhouse. 35 years later Matthew Brady brought his camera to the American Civil War, and brought back bleak and grisly images of human conflict that still shock and amaze viewers 150 years later.

Then Alfred Steiglitz turned his lens on the work-a-day bustle of lower manhattan, then to the emerging majesty of the concrete skyline reaching skyward from midtown, and finally to the amorphous dance of clouds above his beloved Lake George home in upstate N.Y. And of course the great Henri Cartier Bresson spent his career as a citizen of the world, searching for "the defining moment" that captures the infinite complexity of the human experience in 1/125 of a second.

Additional Information:For almost two centuries now, fearless photographers have carried their cameras out of their homes and into the great unknown that resides beyond their front door, in an effort to quantify, clarify, and perhaps even objectify the world around them. Joseph Nicéphore Niépce did it first, in 1826, with an 8 hour exposure from the window of his countrynhouse. 35 years later Matthew Brady brought his camera to the American Civil War, and brought back bleak and grisly images of human conflict that still shock and amaze viewers 150 years later. Then Alfred Steiglitz turned his lens on the work-a-day bustle of lower manhattan, then to the emerging majesty of the concrete skyline reaching skyward from midtown, and finally to the amorphous dance of clouds above his beloved Lake George home in upstate N.Y. And of course the great Henri Cartier Bresson spent his career as a citizen of the world, searching for "the defining moment" that captures the infinite complexity of the human experience in 1/125 of a second.
Keywords:Photography
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W640 Photography
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
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ID Code:7094
Deposited On:21 Dec 2012 14:12

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