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New School-Parsons School of Design Photography Focus Lecture audio recordingsPhotojournalism Focus ➔ Photojournalism Focus Lecture with Charles Harbutt

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


June 3 – 7 1985


In the first of two segments, Charles Harbutt discusses his philosophy of photography. He speaks on the distinction between photography and photojournalism, as well as his self-identification within the field. His slideshow begins with a photograph of himself at a young age, followed by selections from his projects in Cuba, Mexico, and the United States. There is a question and answer session at the end, with some heated exchanges on the relevance of captions and on the meaning of photojournalism. The debate continues in the second segment.


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box pav_9, cassette 2.21 A-B



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