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Table of Contents Introduction Early Documentary Photography Modern Documentary Photography Who Took the Photograph? Why and For Whom Was the Photograph Taken? How Was the Photograph Taken? What can Companion Images Tell Us? How Was the Photograph Presented? Model Interpretation Documentary Photography Online Annotated Bibliography Try It Yourself Download Entire Essay (Acrobat PDF) Try it yourself!

Test your critical skills with these exercises designed to explore how photographs work as historical evidence.

Ask yourself these important questions:

Who took the photograph?

Why and for whom was the photograph taken?

How was the photograph taken?

What can the companion images tell us?

How was the photograph presented?

These exercises are best viewed using Internet Explorer 5.0 or above.

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