Project Description

My Project
Documentary Photography book

Title: Documentary Photography
Pedagogy, thinking, and critique documentary photography

Dedication to: Reality

The book has two chapters.
The First Chapter is a pedagogy of documentary photography.
The Second Chapter is trying to determine a theory on documentary through critique and analyzing documentary photography.

The First Chapters Table of Contents:

  • Documentary Photography definition and criteria
  • Single Image
  • Visual literacy and single Image
  • Photo Series and Photo Stories
  • Whence to create documentary photo stories?
  • Various kinds of photo storytelling and their differences
  • A piece of educational advice for starting the praxis of photo storytelling
  • Photography Style and how to create it
  • Studying several works from documentary photography masters
  • Exceptions in documentary photography
  • Environmental Portrait
  • Educational chart of the first chapter
  • Methods of documentary photography representation
  • How to write a statement and proposal for a photo story
  • Some examples for writing proposals
  • How to create a photo portfolio
  • The roles of documentary Workshop and Master Classes

The Second Chapters Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Documentary Photography, mechanism of transformation or conservatism
  • The Theory of Event / Reality
  • Is there room for Iranian Documentary Photography?
  • Critique Iranian Documentary Photography through representation, from photojournalism to Anthropology, Ethnography, and Iranology photography
  • The Last Word
  • Documentary Photography, language of a lover

More Details

Published by Shourafarin Book Publication / Tehran September 2013
This book until 2019 five times re-published, and then because of the need to refer and reading was illegally published free on the Internet.

  • Cover Designer: Javad Atashbari