Phillip Toledano - This is some some images from Toledano's photo diary of him with his elderly father. This photo diary consisted of a selection of quite sad images and happy ones showing Phillip Toledano's last days with his father and documenting his Father's successes and achievements in life. Photo Diaries I feel are quite personal but I also could document an area around me to show growth over time.
For his book, On The Night Bus, street photographer Nick Turpin took a series of shots of Londoners travelling through the night. Turpin spent two winters at Elephant and Castle, capturing passengers make their way through the night.
Documentary photography. Documentary photography is another application of photography. It is commonly used to document historic or important events such as War photography. Here is an example by Stephen Shames. This photograph is documenting the dramatic life style of a homeless child. (Documentary photos of the life in the Bronx.)