Friday, 31 May 2019

DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE

Mo Connolly, our speaker, talked about her passion for Documentary Photography and asked us to consider whether our photography fell under the definition of Documentary (the truthful recording of events) or Fine Art.  

After illustrating her talk with documentary images by well known photographers, past and present, Mo showed images from her two current projects.  The first, a record of the Volunteers at Salisbury Cathedral (approx. 600!) and their contribution to the smooth running of the building whether it be, for example, dusting, flower arranging or archiving; the second, a study of the members of a Salisbury charity, the Jo Benson Day Centre for adults with physical disabilities.  Mo explained about the permissions needed for both projects and time spent establishing relationships with participants.  

She also brought a selection of documentary books to peruse and examples of her published material, for information and/or fundraising, arising from her projects.  A number of members are now considering projects they may pursue in the near future and what they might do with the images, such as making a book or giving a story-telling presentation to the club.


Next meeting: AGM, shoot images and strawberries!

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