I have been very interested in the creation of space (atmosphere) by framing a portion of the environment with a viewfinder. I am specially interested in the relationship of people with people and their connection with their environment. My curiosity stems from my background in sociology; I have a BA in sociology concentrating in urban society and the structure of culture. I also studied urban anthropology and did a hands- on- investigation of Irish culture which resulted in a hand made photography book . The photographic work of Walker Evans, Ernest Haas, Robert Frank, Linda Connor, Dean Brown, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston has helped me in my study of environments because of their different and unique approach to their surrounds. I have studied the concept of documentary photography through the written work of Howard Becker and the editorial work of David Featherstone in order to gain a better understanding of the use of words and images.

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Documentary photography--Themes, motives; Art and society--Pictorial works; Photography, Artistic--Technique

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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)


Zakia, Richard


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