Editing Ruthlessly

The foundation of a good photo story is in careful selection of shots or frames that would communicate the idea. Edited photos, acquire aggregate meaning when juxtaposed to other shots. The convention of editing is the syntax of photo essays, documentary or any street photography project. It must be learned.

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Herein I like to share an article in Mashable on what they do to photographs they “killed” during the depression years, “the handiwork of Roy Stryker, the director of the FSA’s documentary photography program, the man responsible for hiring photographers such as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein and Gordon Parks and dispatching them across the country to document the struggles of the rural poor. ”

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