Documenting History for the Future

This week there has been several issues that have caused some set backs: the Queens Head has closed, which for a pub is a concern as I have not had chance to photograph in there as yet. The other a lot more worrying and that is the issue of photographing children!

The Carnival at Little Eaton 2011 void of people and buildings
The Carnival at Little Eaton 2011 void of people and buildings

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Avoiding Mindless Documenting

Residents cheer on the Carnival (c)2009 Gary Austin all rights reserved

As a follow on from my previous post here I think it is important to avoid mindless documenting. Although one could argue that by definition all photos are documents, a collection of said photos does not make it a documentary. Documentary Photography has a long history of being narrative in its nature and to inform the viewer.

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