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New School-Parsons School of Design Photography Focus Lecture audio recordingsPhotojournalism Focus ➔ Photojournalism Focus Lecture with J. Ross Baughman

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New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (producer)
Benedict J. Fernandez (host)


June 3 – 7 1985


In the first of two segments, Ross Baughman presents slides of his work and discusses his goals as an artist, as well as the qualities of a good photographer. After a comment from Benedict (Ben) Fernandez, Baughman explains what it means for a photograph to "work." Participants also ask about representation and what makes a photographer's approach patronizing. Later Baughman presents his photo essay of AIDS patients. Workshop participants ask questions throughout. In the second segment, Baughman discusses the rights of photojournalists, as well as tactics for defusing tense situations in the field. He later discusses the construction of narrative in photojournalism and how to gain access to the communities one wishes to photograph. Workshop participants continue to ask questions throughout.


Baughman Cont.;Ross Baughman - Focus '85

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Parsons Institutional Collections


box pav_9, cassette 2.13 A-B



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