Looking for inspiration I just tweeted a request for recommended essential reading on Documentary Photography.
Here's the list, any comments I'll add to the list.
"5000+ Days: Press Photography in a Changing World" by BPPA
"After Photography" by Fred Ritchin
"Beautiful Suffering" by M. Reinhardt
"Case History" by Boris Mikhailov
"Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue" by Eugene Richards
"Disciplinary Frame: Photographic Truths and the Capture of Meaning" by John Tagg
"Dorchester Days" by Eugene Richards
"Life of a Photograph" by Sam Abell
"No Caption Needed" by Robert Hariman
"On Being a Photographer" by Bill Hurn and David Jay
"The Knife and Gun Club: Scenes from an Emergency Room" by Eugene Richards
"The Ongoing Moment" by Geoff Dyer
"Things as They are: Photojournalism in Context Since 1955" by Mary Panzer, Christian Caujolle and World Press Photo.
Thank you to these generous sharers, all photo-people well worth a follow on Twitter :