From behind her pc in Amsterdam, Spanish journalist Marta Serrano talks with the Mexico settled Dutch photographer Michel Szulc-Krzyzanowksi about his recent project The most beautiful people in the world.
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Digital cameras, mobile phones with ultra-megapixel cameras and computers have pushed analogue photography to the background. Nowadays, photography is as accessible as watching TV. But new developments have also increased the interest in 19th and 20th century art photography.
Images of bombed buildings, reported daily by press agencies and published in our newspapers, are considered the classical witnesses of a war far away from us.
The word ‘documentary’ can be explained as ‘providing a factual record or report’. But facts and reports are two different things. Is documentary photography a representation of reality?
There is one photograph that should be in every general retrospective of documentary photography, but never is. The American LIFE and Magnum photographer W. Eugene Smith (1918 – 1978) took this particular image in 1972, when he was recording the effects of mercury poisoning on the local residents of the Japanese seaside town Minamata.
Photography has never been more accessible.