Author: Michelle Bogre

Michelle Bogre

Michelle Bogre, an Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design, is a documentary photographer, writer and intellectual property lawyer. She has recently authored Photography As Activism, a new book surveying the history of activist practice, including original interviews with some of the world’s leading activist photographers. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress and was recently featured in a group show, Beauty Culture, at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

Posts by Michelle Bogre:


Photography as Activism – Conflict Photographer Stephen Dupont


The following is part of a 2010 interview with conflict photographer Stephen Dupont.  The full interview is published in the book Photography as Activism: Images for Social Change by Michelle Bogre. It’s odd to think that Stephen Dupont, known today as one of the profession’s best conflict photographers, began his career as a commercial photographer…

David Akore, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana (2010)

Seeing is believing: the power of a print


I recently spent three glorious days in Paris, France, at Paris Photo 2011, the annual international photography fair, held this year at the Grand Palais. I looked at thousands of photographs (I began counting because I thought it would be an interesting statistic, but stopped counting at 2133 images) displayed in 117 galleries from 23…


The Power of Activist Photography


Marcus Bleasdale, one of three photographers who will be presenting his work in our Photography as Activism panel at Photo Plus on Thursday, October 27th at 8:45 a.m., told me when I interviewed him for my book of the same title published by Focal Press, “I pick this camera up because I want to…influence and…

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