Documentary photography usually refers to a popular form of photography used to chronicle significant and historical events. It is typically covered in professional photojournalism, but it may also be an amateur, artistic, or academic pursuit. The photographer attempts to produce truthful, objective, and usually candid photography of a particular subject, most often pictures of people. Don’t miss our previous post Heart Touching Examples of Documentary Photography.

Below we present Collection of Documentary Photographs. All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these photographers on their collections or their personal sites. You may be interested in the following related posts:

La Guerra Mexicana

La Guerra Mexicana
Photo Credit : Brian L. Frank

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2011

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2011
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.
Photo Credit : Peerakit Jirachetthakun

Trash Land

Trash Land
The grotesque conscious / unconscious inertia of people as human beings takes us to nasty scenarios that characterize any underdeveloped world, from nothing less than astronomical distances.
Photo Credit : Jose Ferreira

The Book NDOTO Tanzania Dream – The People

The Book NDOTO Tanzania Dream - The People
Sometimes I have been in places so beyond my imagination. Then nothing else should be done then simply to record it. That’s what I did in Tanzania.
Photo Credit : Aernout Overbeeke

World Food – Local Hunger

World Food Local Hunger
A teenage mother, walking barefoot through flooded streets, begs for food for her child.
Photo Credit : Peter Davidson

On the roads of India

On the roads of India
Photo Credit : Mitchell Kanashkevich

24 hours with Rakesh

24 hours with Rakesh
24 Hours With Rakesh” is the story of a normal day in the life of one children of New Light, a Non Govermental Organisation (NGO) in Kolkata (India).
Photo Credit : Alberto Lizaralde

Amina

Amina
Photo Credit : Nicolino Sapio

Gipsy Portrait

Gipsy Portrait
The history of the gypsies still stumbles around deep controversies and its condition remains tied in a complex lacing of mysteries and doubts.
Photo Credit : Jose Ferreira

Cebu, Barangay Larego – What is going on out there ?

Cebu, Barangay Larego - What is going on out there ?
A curious child looking out from a hut.
Photo Credit: Mio Cade

Africa Portrait

Africa Portrait
Photo Credit : Jose Ferreira

Rain Shelter

Rain Shelter
Photo Credit : Goran Jovic

Mud Man

Mud Man
Photo Credit : Fiatrocks

Makassar – Poor Street Girl

Makassar - Poor Street Girl
This sight is still very common in Makassar. Children of poor families help to supplement the incomes of their families. Photo Credit : Mio Cade

Boy

Boy
Photo Credit : Ed Kashi

Life’s A Long Road

Wander in Fog
Photo Credit : Will Gortoa

Princess

Princess
Photo Credit : Tatiana Cardeal

Pianist

Pianist
Photo Credit: Ilhan marasli

Love

Love
Photo Credit: Roozbeh Feiz

S/T

S/T
Photo Credit : João Viegas

Salting Squid Preservation at Muara Angke

Salting Squid Preservation at Muara Angke
Photo Credit : Ario Wibisono

Too Hard

Too Hard
Photo Credit : István Kerekes

Smoky Mountain, Tondo – Young scavenger boy

Smoky Mountain, Tondo - Young scavenger boy
A young scavenger boy works the dump site at Smoky Mountain.
Photo Credit : Mio Cade

Ya Ba 005

Ya Ba 005
A fight breaks out in a slum after a heavy session of whisky, gambling and Ya Ba ( Methamphetamine).
Photo Credit : Jonathan Taylor

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Photo Credit : Gianluca Di Santo

The Last Stop

The Last Stop
Photo Credit : Felix Lupa

Children

Children
Photo Credit : Kazimkuyucu

Waiting for Haiti

Waiting for Haiti
The Port au Prince morgue in Haiti. This semi fresh body lays quitely in the hallway while my two horrified partners peer into the large freezer at the end of the hall. Inside the freezer… bodies are stacked upon bodies.
Photo Credit : Robert Larson

Salt

Salt
Photo Credit : Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

Where is the Money?

Where is the Money?
Photo Credit : Pedro Meyer

Boys on a Lorry, Cowcaddens, Glasgow

Boys on a Lorry, Cowcaddens, Glasgow
Photo Credit : Roger Mayne

Street Photography

Street Photography
Photo Credit : Oliver Webber

Paolo Pellegrin

Paolo Pellegrin
Photo Credit : Paolo Pellegrin

Rural Exploration

Rural Exploration
Photo Credit : Quinn Ryan Mattingly

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