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Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties

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Vietnam, 1967 Gelatin Silver Print © The Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation / Magnum Photos
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Church Gate Station, Western Railroad Line, Bombay, India , Negative, 1995; print, 2009 Gelatin Silver Print © SebastiĆ£o Salgado
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First day of popular insurrection, August 26, 1978, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, negative, August 26, 1978; print, 1980s © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos
Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties

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June 29th, 2010 - November 14th, 2010

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In the decades following World War II, an independently minded and critically engaged form of photography began to gather momentum. Its practitioners have combined their skills as artists and reporters, creating extended photographic essays that delve deeply into topics of social concern and present distinct personal visions of the world.

Engaged Observers looks in depth at projects by a selection of the most vital photographers who have contributed to the development of this approach. Passionately committed to their subjects, they have authored evocative bodies of work that are often published extensively as books and transcend the realm of traditional photojournalism.