Artist: Martha Rosler

Posted on by Ben Hodson

The artist Martha Rosler states in her important essay; In, around, and afterthoughts (on documentary photography): “Documentary photography has come to represent the social conscience of liberal sensibility presented in visual imagery” (Martha Rosler 1981).  This direct connection between documentary photography and the public “conscience” seems most evident in war photography.  As war is one of the most devastating and media consuming of news events, it is therefore one of the best genres of photography to see what impact it has.