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Part I - Broken Windows: the turbulence and techniques of 1970s photography

Like a precocious teen establishing their own identity by rebelling against their parents, one of the preconditions for artistic innovation in any epoch is a rejection of all that went immediately before. Yet perhaps more than any other decade, the years between the close of the 1960s and the dawn of the '80s are marked by an exceptional degree of curiosity, experimentation and antagonism towards the era's established photographic norms. There is much that we can learn from photographers of the period, both in terms of approach and technique. In this two-part article on 1970s photographic movements and methods we shall attempt to do just that.

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