Documentary Photography

Outrage ensues as a photo of a woman killed by Hamas wins a photo contest

Apr 4, 2024
Sagiv Gilburd

A controversial photo of Shani Louk, a German-Israeli victim of the 7/10 massacre, won a photo competition at the Missouri School of Journalism [this is…

Photographer Helga Paris, Who Captured Life in East Berlin, Dies at 85

Feb 15, 2024
Sagiv Gilburd

Helga Paris’s work is from a different era. She photographed East Berlin after WWII when German papers preferred to show photos of a happier reality…

New Nat Geo Docuseries follows seven iconic photographers

Feb 9, 2024
John Aldred

National Geographic has announced its new series is coming to Disney+ and Hulu on March 19th. It’s called Photographer, and the six one-hour episodes document…

GCHQ releases unseen images of WW2 code-breaking computer

Feb 7, 2024
John Aldred

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the UK has released previously unseen photographs of Colossus. The images are being released to celebrate the 80th birthday…

These powerful photos sparked a Cold War propaganda conflict

Nov 6, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

In the last few years, people have started using AI images for propaganda, fake news, and for creating misleading information. However, using visual content for…

Photographer travels across the US to take intimate photos of people and their bedrooms [mildly NSFW]

Dec 20, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

I can hardly imagine a place more versatile than my bedroom. It’s a place of rest, sleep, mental recharge; a place for reading, writing, lazy…

Living in Long Shadows shows a unique insight into the life of a permanently on-the-road adventure travel photographer

Oct 6, 2021
John Aldred

For many photographers, hitting the road and just spending all your time shooting photos is just living the dream. For photographers like Andy Best, it’s…

How to make a Netflix style doc about anything – no matter how surreal

Aug 25, 2021
John Aldred

Even if you’re not a Netflix user, you’ve seen this style of documentary. It’s pretty common these days outside of Netflix, too and often used…

Focal length feud: 28mm vs 35mm for telling a story

Feb 22, 2021
David Babaian and Simon King

From April to August 2020, our small co-operative of photographers decided to apply our documentary photography skills to tell a story about what seemed to…

BBC Cameraman head-butted in the nuts by an angry sheep

Nov 18, 2020
John Aldred

They say to never work with animals or children and while I agree with the children part of that, I’ve always been quite partial to…