Week 3 21.10.16: Connecting Communities

Today’s session considered the multiple ways in which photographers engage with community or their audience. This included looking at participatory practices, education, situating images in communal spaces and digital communities.

Keywords to think about…

Participation, collaboration, authorship, audience, conversation, blog, forum, democracy, democratic, fundamental, photovoice, education, location, gallery, street, urban, intervention,

Click on the image below to see the lecture content:


This week’s task:

This week is based around exploring through research.  Find a photographer that you are interested that works with, or connects in some way to, communities.  Think about their methodologies, how they might have approached working with those communities and the way in which they have been represented both in the work and in the presentation of that work. Write 50 words about how they connect or engage with community and upload a link or set of images to the G+ community page.

List of relevant Photographers/Artists:

Wendy Ewald

Jim Goldberg

Ben Krewinkel

Joe Lambert – Digital storytelling


Dana Lixenberg

Laia Abril

Richard Avedon


Francesca Seravalle

Fred Ritchin

Hank Willis Thomas

Bear 71

Penelope Umbrico

Rob Hornstra

Laura El Tantawy


Further reading:

Ritchin, R (2009) After Photography. Norton & Company, New York

Lambert, J. (2012). Digital storytelling. New York: Routledge.



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