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New School-Parsons School of Design Photography Focus Lecture audio recordingsPhotojournalism Focus ➔ Photojournalism Focus Lecture with Richard Sandler

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


June 3 – 7 1985


In the first of two segments, Richard Sandler describes his problems with the term "photojournalism." He explains why he considers himself to be a fine art photographer and describes the impact of the 1968 Democratic Convention on his understanding of journalistic practice. He presents a slideshow of his work, discussing his recent projects, the qualities of a good photograph, and the tension between form and content. Sandler then shows photographs he took while concealing his camera and discusses photographing subjects against their will. In the second segment, Sandler answers questions from participants and discusses the financial necessity of accepting corporate assignments.


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Parsons Institutional Collections


box pav_9, cassette 2.33 A-B



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