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Lens on Life by Stephanie Calabrese Roberts

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Introduction

Thoughts on Documentary Photography & the Intent of this Book

Life in the present moment is the canvas of the documentary photographer. Life, rich with intrigue, complex textures, layers of story, mixed emotions, spontaneous gestures, brilliant light to warm our souls, and sultry shadows that send us deep into the depths of our imaginations … this is our focus. Viewing the world through the magic window that is our lens, documentary photographers are curious beings. We ask questions, explore possibilities, push boundaries, and seek answers by studying and dissecting the complexity of life with intense scrutiny and great anticipation. We seek to discover and expose moments of truth in our photographs to say something about who ...

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