The module is documentary photography. We were divided into 4 groups to discuss what is documentary. It is such an open and ambiguous genre with so many dimensions of forms and meanings. The literal journalism photography is just one tiny part. According to Eileen and Ulrike, documentary could be:
Lives of people
One image might not be effective in meaning but a body of images could articulate very loud. A photo in a gallery could deliver different perception to the same image in a magazine or in other context. Documentary photography is a medium representing another ‘reality’. Fact, meaning and point of view could get blurred, transformed, and developed via documentary photography. My documentary photography will be something meaningful to myself, something moving me, or something bothering me. It will be something interested to me in a range of aspects such as cultural, social, personal, etc.