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.)
2/19/2008: A council agreed to pay damages to an 18-year-old mother yesterday after admitting it acted unlawfully when it took away her baby hours after he was born. A council spokesman said: "Nottingham city council accepts that, although our social workers acted in good faith to protect the child, proper legal processes had not been followed in order to make the separation lawful." Family Law. Legal News.