There is a long history of photography being used to document the world around us. Early on it was realised that the photographic image was taken to be truthful and irrefutable evidence of what it portrayed. That sense of confidence almost defined photography, especially through the work of Magnum photographers. It was believed that documentary photography was a factual way to tell people what is going on and to trigger public outrage at what they see. Photo-journals created series of pictures to tell stories of exploitation, injustice, poverty, war and environmental destruction. This confidence and trust in documentary photography has...
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