Documentary Photography

Documentary Photography

Documentary photography is aimed at capturing events and settings, whether they’re historically significant or part of everyday life, to create a visual record.

Documentary photography encompasses a wide range of photos that seek to depict the world as it is, whether through panoramic shots of wartime scenes or candid close-ups of people in everyday situations. These images serve as informative records, shedding light on often overlooked aspects of modern life and sometimes finding a place in history.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.