Documentary photography has been generally understood as depicting without getting in the way of a natural occurrence. Yet to look at renowned documentary photographers is to see anything but natural and unposed subjects captured in action. In a recent case, evidence surfaced that French documentary photographer Robert Doisneau had actually staged his famed photo "The Kiss," complete with arranged movement and an out-of-focus foreground. Yet the artist emerged from the ordeal with the ideas surrounding the photo hardly changed - the notion that it captures a feeling and an age still intact.
Though not all photography is documentary in nature, Rosas believes that all photography can be read from a documentary perspective - responding to "uncertainties, doubts, affirmations or negations of an epoch and the particular context of the creator." To document, Rosas writes, is "To interpret and communicate--to be capable of perceiving and transmitting--to reflect and share, to clarify by questioning, to question by affirming, to negate by showing, to help by hiding, to combat by unfolding, to understand by confronting."
• Each year Diego Goldberg's family has its photographs taken. Here are the pictures chronicling the family over the past 17 years, capturing multiple fleeting moments in time .