View examples of British documentary photographers.
From around the UK, Europe and India we collate and share relevant, current and modern documentary photography. See our Documentary Exhibition Space (DES) page, where you can view full projects by photographers working with the Centre for British Documentary Photography.
Photograph by Bharat Patel
Documentary photography has developed into a powerful and sometimes misused tool. Here at the Centre we believe in using the camera for positive change and we support the photographers who work towards this. Photographers whose images are informative and have a time and place that resonates in all directions. This isn't easy work, and few have the stomach for it. As Raymond Depardon said, "good pictures don't happen by accident". If the event has a time and place, the photographer has to be there to make the picture. Essentially that's what it's all about, the art of seeing and the aptitude and total commitment to see more and expand ones artistic vision. The ability to sense stories and the skill to relate the information is obviously a key element in the work. Very few have the skills for this, it isn't easy and there are no reshoots!
Collected here in the slide shows are documentary photographs from our current group of supporters, whose work have resonance and syntax, images that have at their centre the humanistic touch, the quality story telling and of course, maximum visual interest. We hope to bring more images and photographers in the near future.
We thank the Supporting Photographers for their commitment to our project and continued efforts in the space of documentary and photojournalism. We welcome and thank all of our photographers for their Submissions and hope that you enjoy this selection of documentary images from all of our participating photographers.
To see our latest documentary exhibition please click this link D.E.S.
The slide show below shows the work of James Moverley, David Cross, Adam Monaghan, Sofia Conti, Karl Twigg
and Bharat Patel. All work in the modern style of documentary photography and each creates their own unique imagery, further extending the language of the British documentary movement and the culture archives.
Documentary Photographs by CBDP artists