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Can introducing collaboration and trade and exchange into the photographic encounter respond to the inherent potential for exploitation, abuse and humiliation in traditional documentary photography? And, will doing this still maintain documentary photography's ability to capture the reality of living in towns in decline in Australia?

Lohse, Hardy


Documentary photography is built on assumptions of factual objectivity, and seeks to provide direct access to human experience and emotion. Throughout its long history it has become synonymous with the recording of social conflict and human misery. However, it has also been criticised for exploiting, abusing and humiliating its subjects, as viewers often look at the downtrodden and their reality from a position of relative privilege and passivity. My...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d70f113411a5


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