Photography as Activism
Review Date : Thu, 12 Jul 2012
It’s easy to underestimate the power of photography, and just how much impact one image can have not only on individuals but society as a whole.
Author: Michelle Bogre
Photographs posted back from scenes of conflict and social turmoil have long provoked discussion in a manner and pace at which words have sometimes struggled to match.
The power of photography is the subject of Michelle Bogre's Photography As Activism. Michelle charts the history of photography as a tool for social reform from its earliest uses right through to the current day, pairing this retrospective view with accounts from those currently employing photography as a tool for change and garnering their opinions.
As you would expect from such a title, the images adorning these pages are not for the faint-hearted. However, every image tells a story and appears for a purpose, with the background and supporting story being as enlightening as it is powerful. If you're interested in making a difference with photography, you'll be hard pressed to find a better book.