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Direct travel experience versus photography storytelling

LULKOWSKA, Agata (2016) Direct travel experience versus photography storytelling. ACLAIIR.

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Being a photographer, researcher, and keen traveller at the same time, often puts me in a difficult situation. Seeing an exciting scene, my natural instinct stubbornly prompts me to take my camera out and start shooting. But then afterwards I realize, that it makes me poorer in fully experiencing the event. Even the widest camera lens considerably limits one’s scope. By focusing my attention on the camera’s viewfinder, I put myself on ‘the other side of the camera’ – like the future spectators of my work. By doing this, I deprive myself of the direct, fresh and instant encounter with the situation I choose to document. How far is it possible to create an engaging series of photographs and at the same time fully experience the situation? Or is it always about some kind of compromise?

Item Type: Other
Faculty: School of Digital, Technologies and Arts > Film and Media
Depositing User: Agata LULKOWSKA
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 08:49
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 14:02

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