Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 3 Forum: Collaboration or Participation

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 3 Forum: Collaboration or Participation

For my project ‘The Windrush Generation’ I interact with people in their environment this requires a large amount of cooperation and although I document the subject my role is more participatory; as pose, location and essentially all major visuals are predetermined by the subject and not me. The aim when working as a documentary photographer is to capture things as they are as opposed to create a scenario.

 

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Despite this many of the factors in each of the images is determined by me I choose what lighting to use and have also essentially by the for at of each session encouraged the majority of my subjects to be seated.  The ability to collaborate with my subjects is one of the most important elements of my assignment without the agreement and input from each of the subjects it would be impossible for me to attempt to communicate their story.