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  • Photography created vs. found The FSA sought to create images of a documentary nature. The veracity of the scenes was essential to convey a message of credibility to the entire project. So a canon began to be created where photography had to be found not created. There was a major scandal when Arthur Rothstein arranged an ox skull to make the shadow work better in the composition the photographer was looking for. That behavior wasn't all that unusual FSA photographers arranged people or details within the scenes they photographed to create more powerful compositions.

    The bleached skull of a steer e-commerce photo editing on the dry sunbaked earth of the South Dakota Badlands may Arthur Rothstein. The bleached skull of a steer on the dry sunbaked earth of the South Dakota Badlands. Mayo de This generated questions about the veracity of these documentary photographs. For example many observers and scholars have questioned whether Lange gave certain directions to the woman and her children such as the mother placing her hand on her chin or asking the infants to hide from the camera. Even today fixing documentary photography is viewed with suspicion.


    It is also true that at the beginning of the s there was no clear criterion on the subject in fact not even the terms photojournalism or documentary photography had been clearly established. So there were no universal criteria in this regard either. The FSA photographers themselves influenced and developed both documentary and journalistic photography. Is not the only way to influence the result of an image from the choice of what is photographed to the height of the camera the type of framing all are elements chosen by the photographer and that radically changes the subject.

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