The right in capture! Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?


BBC News – Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?.

Please watch the above

If, when, where, what…

All the many things we ask about an image. Is Photographer drive for social or economic change, a moment of chance, to show an experience.

I don’t disagree in the essence of the skull been moved as it was at the time trying to get a point across of the level of a national issue. However the Iwa Jima image is the other end of the scale. it was something that was spontaneous and missed. Then recreated in an act of power led by Generals. I think this is covered very well in the Clint Eastwood film Letters from Iwa Jima.

My work in the ‘Your last breath” captures a fictional moment to me the photographer but a recurring theme of streets of Britain with the ultimate price for acts of misadventure or Your last Breath…

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Author: alanwhitfield80

Hello! I get about a bit so here about me first. I am a visual artist and poet who works within the context of fine art. My work is grounded in documentary, exploring the inner beauty of everyday life through various lens based media. Notions of nostalgia and social commentary are present, but from a definite northern working class perspective. Instinctively I exploring the townscapes of North Wales and the North West, often producing work that reflects the every day minutiae of life.

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