The things you can do and learn online for General Paper (and Project Work).

Photo essays

‘Photography may have the power to inform, but I think it has very little power to change things’.

– Thomas Hoepker, photographer,
in his photo essay entitled ‘World of Changes’ on Magnum Photos

 

Yet another teaching/learning resource found via Slate.com.

For instance, there are these shocking pictures in a slideshow format, accompanied by gutwrenching audio commentary and a haunting soundtrack, on the horrors of Chernobyl:

On April 26th, 1986, Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4 unleashed a thoroughly modern plague that emptied cities, condemned entire regions, and seeped invisibly into the bodies of those exposed to its destructive presence.
Photographer Paul Fusco faces the dark legacy of Chernobyl, focusing on the horrifying human consequences of the event that is now 20 years in the past.

The above is the blurb to just one of the quality photo essays that can be found at http://www.magnuminmotion.com/ or http://todayspictures.slate.com/

The interface in which the photo essays are presented is excellent in how it allows the viewer to navigate the photo essay. Enjoy.

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Comments on: "Photo essays" (1)

  1. ‘Photography may have the power to inform, but I think it has very little power to change things’.
    RE.:
    No news are new(s) anymore.
    i think, that there is an attitude of laissez faire, and desensitization. the pictures, soundtrackd, and comments, although heart and gut wrenching, become a mere reflection of yesterday’s CNN scoop, which comes across the tv / computer screen with all of the beauty and sadness needed to desensitize and numb the onlooker to the point of perversion.

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