A bunch of quotes about "documentary photography" from exhibitors at our group show. We plan on using it as a poster at the exhibition.
The photograph isn't what was photographed.
It's something else. It's a new fact.
Documentary: That’s a sophisticated and misleading word,
and not really clear. The term should be documentary style.
You see, a document has use, whereas art is really useless.
When I lie, I am closer to the truth than documentary photography.
Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling.
A documentary photograph is not a factual photograph per se. It’s a
photograph which carries the full meaning of the episode.
Documentary carries (old) information about a group of powerless people
to another group addressed as socially powerful.
Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of
To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something
interesting in an ordinary place.... I've found it has little to do with the
things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.