This project is about using narrative in photography and showing that in a series of images, I will turn the series into a photobook alongside quotes and sentences to help tell the story. Conceptual, emotive and fine art photography is something that I am very interested in and that I am going to use in my shoot. I really sway towards staged photography and have used this method for years. Staged photography can be used in a variety of ways to show and tell many stories. Documentary photography can even be staged. For my essay, I am going to write about photography as fiction and how staged photography can be used to tell narratives in both imaginative stories and real-world issues.
Possible essay questions
How does staged photography help tell real-world issues?
Discuss how staged photography has helped share wold problems in ways documentary photography hasn’t, show ideas of this.
Discuss how staged photography can be used to tell narratives in both imaginative and real-world issues
Documentary photography vs. fictional documentary photography.
Discuss how both documentary photography and fictional documentary photography help share world issues.
How has staged photography helped tell the narratives of real-world issues and historical events?
Use photographs and events that will help your argument
How has staged photography helped tell personal stories and issues?
Research (books, websites)
Photography as Fiction by Erin C Garcia
Garcia, E. (2010) Photography As Fiction. Los Angeles, California: Getty Publications.
‘Photography is commonly associated with fact, yet it has been a medium for fiction from the very beginning. Since its inception in 1839, artists have explored photography’s vast creative potential, which included the capacity to convey deliberately crafted “untruths.”‘