Social Documentary Photography
Challenge has finished
The world can be a brutal place. Perhaps worse than natural disaster is man's cruelty or indifference to his fellow man. Social documentary photography is a compassionate view of the injustice in the world. The movement started in the 19th century, when cities -- and poverty -- grew at an alarming rate. This was documented by photographers including Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine. During the Great Depression, the U.S. Farm Security Administration hired photographers to document farmers hit hard by the Dust Bowl and the collapse in commodity prices. FSA photographers such as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Gordon Parks showed the plight of the socially distressed. More recent social documentary photographers include Don McCullin and Manuel Rivera-Ortiz.
Show full rules
Tuesday, 15th February, 2011 (GMT)
Tuesday, 22nd February, 2011 – Monday, 28th February, 2011 (GMT)
Tuesday, 1st March, 2011 – Monday, 7th March, 2011 (GMT)
Capture date rules:
Maximum number of entries per user:
Maximum number of entries in challenge:
After working for 35 years as a turner, Mr. Lygourgos spends his time -with his also jobless colleagues- during the usual working hours in his empty workshop, not knowing where else to go. The economic crisis in Greece has left this skilled mechanic jobless, at his mid fifties. Behind him, just a few weeks ago, stood a big operative lathe, which is been sold for scrap. Now, cotton waste and other leftover materials signify the absense of the workshop's "heart".
|Submitted:||Saturday, 26th February, 2011 10:57 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Tuesday, 16th November, 2010|
|Focal length:||16 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/10 sec|
|Notes:||Hand held with minimal ISO increase for better image quality.|
p previous n next c challenge f full size r retract vote # vote
|Kinderdijk by PEB|
from Best Landscape With at Least One Wind Mill.
|Lights of Manhattan by cand1d|
from Your City - Night Skyline
|Mornin Dew by Abbasi46|
from Macro world
|Crash and Boom by qhenson|
from My Best Photo of the Week
Most popular cameras
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III3.5%Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)2.5%Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV2.3%Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1001.9%Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)1.7%Canon PowerShot G5 X1.7%Sony Alpha a63001.7%Sony Alpha a60001.5%Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III1.4%Nikon D55001.3%
In-depth testingLatest Camera ReviewsBeyond the studio testsFeature Articles and VideosPIX VideosTalks, demos and panels681The Canon that canCanon EOS 80D Review359Touchscreen street shooterFujifilm X70 Review2126Upwardly mobileSony a6300 Review307Power ZoomPanasonic Lumix ZS100/TZ100 Review2471Retro through-and-throughFujifilm X-Pro2 Review1118In-depth ReviewLeica Q201Long and short of itTamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro reviewReady, SteadySony Alpha 7 II Review195Beyond the table top5 mini tripods reviewed39ArticleTo St. Helens and Back: Olympus TG-Tracker Shooting ExperienceKirkjufell mountainBehind the Shot: Shredded425Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X Review99Bag ReviewDomke Chronicle: A classic reinvented?Touch and goNikon D5500 Review1509A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601)Field Test VideoNikon D7200537ArticlePanasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review
All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998 - 2016 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited.