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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.)

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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.

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from the Guardian

Sight seeing: London street photography – in pictures

london street photography This image uses a visual pun similar to that found in Martin Parr's work. The woman at the bus stop appears to have created a queue of one. Her identity is hidden by the circular bus stop sign. Is her identity really hidden?

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2. William Eggleston simple shots and his use of colour make his photography amazing
from Anatomy of the Self

William Eggleston

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Den mest kända bilden 'Migrant Mother' - Langes arv är betydelsefullt. Även ett myndighetsuppdrag som detta kan göras med mjukhet och respekt. • "Dorothea Lange is my inspiration for documentary photography - she took photos with a purpose."

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