Photography, since its invention, has changed our lives in every way, what we know, how we represent ourselves, what we discover and document.
Can images change the world we live in?
This great question can haunt those who make documentary photography, those who find spaces, places and communities in the world that need help or global support, and those who say that what is happening can’t happen in an ethical and civilized society.
Ansel Adams used to say that photography is not only done with the camera. “You do it with all the images you have seen, with all the books you have read, with all the music you have listened to, and with all the people you have loved”.
I don’t like to see a wonderful photograph and have my gaze fall on that wound; on the fiery mark of the creator, invalidating the visual walk of the person who observes and contemplates. Therefore, I invite you to start your critical thinking, another way of looking.
I propose a photographic exercise that you can do with any type of camera, including a mobile: I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION.
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” Ansel Adams The time has come to use your camera as you have always wanted: you imagine, project,…