Posts tagged documentary photography
Photographs From John Ferguson's Photo Archive #1

28 year old Iraqi, Almed Dhlea Aubaldi survived the bombing of the Amiriya bunker in Baghdad by American warplanes, but lost his both his parents, wife and children during the bombing raid. The blast took place in 1991 during the first Gulf war.

Picture by John Ferguson

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Diversify Your Visual Message For Your Charity

If you want to get your project or message across to your audience, then hiring the services of a good photographer is paramount for communicating your charities essence or cause. A photographer that understands your ethos, believes in your mission and can visually interpret the right stories which your core audiences can relate to, is priceless. People enjoy seeing diversity, they enjoy seeing stories on different social platforms that ring true, you're giving your audience, and prospective clients the opportunity and confidence to engage and interact with you, which in turn could lead to extra donations and sponsors.

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Why you should always use a Professional photographer for your charity.

I doubt if many of us would question the importance of strong photography when communicating a charities messages or stories. Visual imagery on Social media is ubiquitous; you can't escape it. People connect better with images of other people. And for many non-profits where the privacy of beneficiaries is paramount, adequate and appropriate photography has to be appropriated to impact effectively and to communicate with your audience.

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Using Photography to create emotions by telling stories.

My love for the medium of documentary photography comes from how it attempts to draw the view into into a particular story. This is undoubtedly an art, something that can take one years to perfect and master.  Over the years there have been many 'masters' of this genre, to many to name here, but amongst some of my favourites are Irvin Penn, W.Eugene Walker, Mary Ellen Mark, Margaret Bourke-White, Gordon Parks, right up to more contemporary artists such as Pieter Hugo and Lynsey Addario. 

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Two Images Selected as Photo Competitions Winners.

I've recently had the good fortune to have two of my recent photographs selected by two major photographic competitions, with both images taken from the same project which I'm currently collaborating on with the East Suffolk Association for the Blind. All my images from this series are a result of spending a good amount of time with each person connected with the project. Getting to know them, listening to their stories, understanding their fears and anxieties, alongside what also makes them happy and content.

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