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‘Anti-Minimalism’ in Documentary Photography | PetaPixel

Minimalism can be such an effective and beautiful way to present information, especially in photographs where there needs to be only one subject or central point of clarity. However, while many seem to subscribe to the “less is more” sensibility of minimalism, which can mean chiseling away at anything non-essential, I don’t find this a useful or practical way to work when it comes to documentary photography.

Documentary photography relies on aspects of both journalistic storytelling and artistic aesthetic – an effective photo-essay should contain the narrative elements of who, what, when, where, and why, combined with the light,

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