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Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties
by Brett Abbott
Publisher's Description
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), Sebastião 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.
ISBN: 1606060228
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Hardcover : 236 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 1.1 x 11 x 11 inches
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