Defining Documentary Today

Photographers Ken Gonzales-Day and Mathieu Young, theorist Martin Berger, and filmmaker Kevin McKiernan discuss their own definitions of “documentary” in an increasingly digital world during this panel discussion.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: $6 - $10

Age limit: All ages

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Inspired by the work of photographer, Danny Lyon, the Museum turns its attention to the notion of documentary photography in the 21st century.

The term documentary has always been used to categorize an exclusive field of photography, but what is documentary photography? “Documentary” suggests that the camera can make an accurate record of the world, but ignores a multitude of contributing factors―such as the personal decisions of the artist, the possibility for photographic manipulation, or the perspective of the viewer. In the 21st century, when everyone with a smart phone is an instant documentarian, how are artists thinking about and approaching this genre today? .

Phone: 805-963-4364

Event posted Jan. 4, 2013
Last updated Jan. 4, 2013


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