Dru Donovan’s interactive restagings of real situations are palpably challenging and painfully relevant, offering a cinematic entrance into human struggle. Using smart visual language, her photographs captivate our attention through imaginations of the all too real. – Jim Goldberg Earlier this year Dru Donovan collaborated with a group… Continue reading
Mark Strandquist recently wrote a great article for feature shoot about the powerful images generated by Eric Gottesman’s collaboration with Ethiopian teenagers. We love Eric’s work, and Mark makes clear why the images are so important. I tell my family I am HIV+. They forgot me and ate at the… Continue reading
“As documentary photographers integrate participatory and collaborative practices into their projects––inviting people who were previously ‘subjects’ to become co-creators––there is an increased tension between the process and the photographic product. When we move towards making work that is co-authored, how do we meet the needs of our collaborators (as the primary audience of the work), and communicate the primary experience to the secondary audience (anyone secondary to the people making the work)?
Basically, how can we continue to utilize the visceral, affective visual language of documentary photography to activate for social change, while democratising the process of creating those images with people, instead of of people?”
From the PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL PRACTICE broadsheet, May 2014.
First Base Day Centre from Assembly by Anthony Luvera, 2013-2014 ASSEMBLY is an exhibition of work created over a twelve-month period by Anthony Luvera with people who have experienced homelessness living in Brighton. As part of Assembly, Luvera invited individuals associated with First Base Day Centre and Phase One Project to use… Continue reading
Assisted Self-Portrait of Joe Murray, Joe Murray / Anthony Luvera Anthony Luvera is a London-based Australian photographer whose work I have been admiring and analysing about for a while now. I got his book Residency (2006-2011) in the mail last year, and the publication from the large-scale photography project which features assisted… Continue reading
COLLAGE COLLAGE An Assignment by Eliza Gregory and Grace Leary Two-dimensional work changes its meaning and looks different when you install it on a wall. All of a sudden you are thinking about the physical context of the work, the way in which the work is presented, the framing and… Continue reading