THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DREAM
Photojournalism and social photography
5pm : Presentation and slide show
7.30pm : Projection of the documentary film “War photographer”
“Documentary photography is an information and documentation tool that has been clearly affected by contemporary shifts in technology. Its testimony and communication fluctuate often between art and journalism. Some people say that photojournalism is having a crisis, other say that it must fight to rediscover a new identity.” (NL)
In his presentation, Nicolas Lainez’ aims to offer us some keys to better understand this medium of expression. The introduction of historical reference marks of photojournalism will provide the attendees with a basis of a definition of press photography and its required criteria, from both a formal and a content oriented point of view.
The projection of “The other side of the dream” is a slide show of photographs shot in Cambodia by Nicolas that will give us an example of work usually classified as “social photography” or “author photography”. In this particular form of documentary the photographer must engage in a long immersion process into the heart of the matter of his subject, while resisting against endangering the project with misinformation caused by his subjectivity.
Nicolas Lainez was born in 1975 in Barcelona. After graduating from Film School, he completed his photography studies with internships at Magnum Photo, Agence France Presse, Rapho and Vu a Paris. As a photographer, he has produced “The other side of the dream”, social photography project dealing with immigrants, human trafficking, and prostitution in Asia. This was done in collaboration with numerous NGOs. His work has been presented and exhibited in Europe and Asia. He has published a book with the NGO “Pharmaciens sans frontiers”. His pictures are distributed by On Asia Photos agency.
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