"Tiny" in her Halloween Costume, 1983. Mary Ellen Mark    Also see the film.  Streetwise (1984)

"Tiny" in her Halloween Costume, 1983. Mary Ellen Mark Also see the film. Streetwise (1984)

nan Goldin professed that photography was a stand in for memory, she unabashedly photographing drag queens, drug addicts, and night time lurkers that made up her circle of friends

nan Goldin professed that photography was a stand in for memory, she unabashedly photographing drag queens, drug addicts, and night time lurkers that made up her circle of friends

"Where Children Sleep" by James Mollison - Top to bottom: China, New York, Senegal, Tokyo

"Where Children Sleep" by James Mollison - Top to bottom: China, New York, Senegal, Tokyo

John Bulmer - Manchester (1977)   For Bulmer’s last assignment in the north of England, Geo magazine wanted images that showed a new, vibrant Manchester. This series of photographs was not well received at the time, but is regarded today an important social documentary

North faces: John Bulmer's photographs of life in northern England

John Bulmer - Manchester (1977) For Bulmer’s last assignment in the north of England, Geo magazine wanted images that showed a new, vibrant Manchester. This series of photographs was not well received at the time, but is regarded today an important social documentary

7 tips to taking documentary photographs

7 tips to taking documentary photographs

Documentary photographs can tell a story in way that no other genre of shooting can. It tells the story of real life and, to me, there is no better story.

Where children sleep ~ James Mollison http://www.jamesmollison.com/wherechildrensleep.php?project_id=6

Where children sleep ~ James Mollison http://www.jamesmollison.com/wherechildrensleep.php?project_id=6

Margaret Bourke-White becomes the first female photojournalist to be allowed into combat zones—paving the way for women in the field of photography.

Margaret Bourke-White becomes the first female photojournalist to be allowed into combat zones—paving the way for women in the field of photography.

The Best Documentary Photographers Of The Last Century

The Best Documentary Photographers Of The Last Century

Discovering a secret of the past is always an exciting thing. These incredible documentary photographers help us think about the past, and wonder about its many secrets.

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