Sebastião Salgado

I think it’s interesting how Graciela Iturbide and Sebastião Salgado both didn’t start out as photographers, but rather circumstances made them into photographers. I think Salgado is especially interesting because he was an economist and got into photography so he could better show what he was talking about. I think it’s neat how he photographs causes that he cares about, and I think you can tell when people care about what they are photographing. I like the says that his photography isn’t a passion because passions are fleeting and photography for him is more like a way life. I really like how he says that he originally didn’t know what he wanted to photograph, I like how relatable that is. I like how he says that documentary photography links concepts of normal life, like how the difficult and easy parts of life have to be shown because it’s all part of life. I like how he thinks that documentary photography is all about showing someones existence to another.

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Graciela Iturbide

We read this article about a Documentary Photographer named Graciela Iturbide. From the article I thought it was interesting how she began photograph because her daughter died. I, also, thought it was really interesting how she developed her theme though taking photos of the Seris Indians and how she became captivated with her country and the culture of the communities and how she immersed herself in legends and festivities within the individual communities. From the article it sounds like she really immersed herself with the people, like how she had to drink and dance with the Seris because they would always dance and drink. I also thought it was really interesting that she said that she doesn’t think that her photographs can actually change the world, but rather she take the photos because she wants to. I though that was really interesting and different and I like how she said that her photos always deal with the dignified aspects of humanity.