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collaborative approach with your subjects?

i am wondering if other photographers have done collaborative pieces, not with other writers or photographers, but with their subjects. i think this sounds like a very interesting approach…

i was reading an article (link below) about wendy ewald who gives cameras and assignments to her subjects in communities she lives in for some months, and i have also, like so many other people, seen Kids With Cameras.

but i would like to hear about other things that people might have done…the only other project that i have heard of that takes on this approach and that sticks in my memory is a photographer who was working with a former prisoner who was a poet. this woman wrote her poetry on top of portraits and photographs…


hoping to hear what other people think about working in this way- having your subjects create their own art, poems, their own photographs/video—and ideas that people might have considered or seen enacted. i am trying to figure out exactly how i want to go about my next project and this seems like a definite possibility. thanks!

by Shreya Shah at 2006-05-10 23:38:06 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Atlanta, GA , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Secret Games is a great book that features loads of Wendy Ewald’s projects – she’s currently installing work on recent immigrants to the UK in Margate, England.


Jim Goldberg’s Rich and Poor is another great example of collaborative work -


by Colin Pantall | 11 May 2006 10:05 | Bath, United Kingdom | | Report spam→

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