A New American Picture: Doug Rickard

I came across this post a couple of days ago and thought it was worth ‘re-blogging’ it here. Regular readers will be aware of the participatory photography project that Children North East, a regional children’s charity, have done with children and young people using disposable cameras to capture their daily lives and experiences of poverty and this project/piece of work is quite similar, albeit in America.

It looks like it could be a good way to develop a similar project with a potentially wider audience and engage people with experience of poverty in discussing what their daliy life is like and how poverty impacts on them.

Jessie Sutherland

Doug Rickard captures U.S. Poverty from the comfort of his own home – with the use of Google Maps. I am interested in what these images mean to the role of the documentary photographer. How has technology changed the way people interact with each other and experience the world? This work brings up a lot of interesting questions for students to ponder. See more here.

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