By the beginning of the twentieth century, photography was well on its way to becoming the visual language it is today, the pervasive agent of democratic communication. Documentary photography is a perceptible term of photography which frequently refers to a trendy form of photography used to narrative significant and historical events. It is typically covered in specialized photojournalism, but it may also be a part-time, artistic, or academic pursuit. The photographer attempts to produce truthful, objective, and usually straight photography of a particular subject, most often pictures of people. Since the late 1970s, documentary photography has increasingly been accorded a place in art galleries alongside fine art photography.