Witness in Our Time, Second Edition

Working Lives of Documentary Photographers

By Ken Light
(Smithsonian Books (DC), Paperback, 9781588342980, 282pp.)

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

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Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of twenty-nine of the genre's best photographers, editors, and curators, showing how the profession remains vital, innovative, and committed to social change. The second edition includes a new section of interviews on documentary photography in the field and an exploration of the role of photojournalism in 21st-century media. Witness in Our Time provides an insider's view of a profession that continues to confront questions of art and truth while extending the definitions of both.

About the Author
Ken Light, a social documentary photographer, is Adjunct Professor and Director of the Center for Photography, Graduate School of Journalism, at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his books are "Witness in Our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers" (2000), "Texas Death Row "(1997), and "Delta Time "(1995). Melanie Light is a writer and Executive Director of Fotovision.org.
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