Days of Art – Same Hate, Different Day

History lies. That is, the human interpretation of historical events is and has always been subject to change and distortion from historians. Stated more directly, people bend facts in order to substantiate whatever socio-political view they are expectorating. However photos, although subject to the same distortions as anything else, are unique in that they allow…

Track A: History of Street Photography, Part 4

Index Part 3 Part 4 – The Transitional Epoch By the time the Foundational Epoch ended, shutterbugs had firmly established photography as an art form. Whether their primary intention was in proving the technology (a la Daguerre), displaying life on the streets (Stieglitz, Atget, Thomson), moving viewers toward social change (Riis, Hine), or simply having…

100 Days of Art – Day 7: Dorothea Lange

This is also the third of my Influences series that features photographers whose work has been a inspiration to me as a photographer. For more on Dorothea Lange, see part 4 of our series on The History of Street Photography. Dorothea Lange (26 May 1895 – 11 October 1965) was born to offspring of German…