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Photography as activist tactic

Last update: Nov 10, 2022

This guide is for activists who want to use photography to further their cause. It covers the basics of photography, including composition, lighting, and equipment, and provides tips on how to use photography to capture powerful images that can tell a story and inspire change.

Potential impact

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Resources needed

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How to get started

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Some well-known examples include the work of photographers like James Nachtwey and Sebastiรฃo Salgado, who have used their work to raise awareness of social and political issues.

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These are some questions people may have:

  1. How can photography be used to further the cause of social justice?
  2. How can photographs be used to raise awareness about pressing issues?
  3. How can activists use photography to document their work?
  4. How can photography be used to create change?
  5. How can photography be used to inspire others?
  6. How can photography be used to build solidarity?

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