I believe that reportage remains the single most potent means of bringing us back into the reality of our everyday lives and away from the constant, often distorted information brought to us by the voracious world media.
What remains of the unique and human character of our cities and towns is rapidly disappearing. Despite this inevitable 'progress' there is still much to capture with the camera – both old and new. The so-called commonplace is as vital and exciting as always.
The endlessly fascinating reportage of Henri Cartier-Bresson, that has inspired countless photographers, is still as relevant and enlightening today as it was the moment these photographs were taken.
The photographic image becomes therapeutic for the photographer and viewer alike. This method of photo-communication is as universal as music and perhaps more immediate.
Mick Bradley Photography
|During 2009 and 2010, documentary photographer Mick Bradley will be dividing time between the UK and Australia.|
Email or phone Mick on his mobile: 0415 302162
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