Create a presentation (slideshow, video, essay, article, other) that includes the following information about your photographer.
- Artist name, date and place of birth and/or death, as well as a photograph of them.
- What they are known for- commercial, fine art, documentary, war photography? Explain what that career is (what does it mean to be a commercial photographer/ fine art photographer/ documentary?)
- Interesting/important details about them, such as where they went to school, what they are best known for, characteristics of their work…what makes them unique? What made them famous? What makes them different then the other photographers out there?
- 8 examples of their work, including the title and date. Search for high resolution images, and be sure it is definitely by that artist and not “in the style of”. Make sure you include their most well known photograph!! Include within your speech any information you can find about the photographs, specifically what it is of, where were they made, was this part of a photo series, who was the client, where was it published or displayed- you will be discussing it within your presentation. Make sure these are high resolution images.
- Your personal opinion of the artist- what made you choose that person? What is it that you like about their style? (content, technique, audience)
- Bibliography aka Works Cited- (no Wikipedia) Must have three or more sources with the website's proper name and url. If the photographer has their own personal website, it must be included within your sources! MLA Format. http://www.citationmachine.net/mla?scrlybrkr=fa9aa67a# or http://www.easybib.com/?scrlybrkr=14e5ee81
Part 3 - Plan & Shoot Replica Image: Due 3/7
You will select one of the photographer’s most iconic images to replicate. You will next plan your image using the planning template (due 3/2). Shoot image and have small group critique in class (using critique guide).
Part 4 - Create 6+ images ‘In the Style of’ the photographer: Due 3/16
Now that you are familiar with the work of the photographer, you will create their own work that is inspired by the style of the photographer.
Do not replicate their images or just imitate their style. Find something about their style that inspires you and incorporate that into your own series and style. Try a combination of: subject matter, lighting, use of color, composition techniques, technical aspects, etc...
- Annie Leibovitz- celebrity and editorial photographer
- Richard Avedon- fashion and portrait photographer
- Brandon Stanton- Humans of New York
- Brooke Shaden- fine art photographer
- Irving Penn - fashion & still life photography
- Olivia Locher - conceptual color photography
- Ansel Adams- landscape photographer
- Henry Cartier-Bresson- “the decisive moment”
- Trey Ratcliff- vivid travel and landscape photographs
- Aaron Chang- Solana Beach beach photographer
- Mary Ellen Mark- documentary photography
- Cindy Sherman - self portrait photographer
- Dorothea Lange- documentary photography- the dust bowl
- Steve McCurry- National Geographic “The Afghan Girl”
- Lyndsey Adler- fashion photographer
- Robert Capa- war photographer during WWII
- Lynsey Addario- combat photographer working today
- Sandy Skoglund- fine art photographer, colorful
- Manuel Alvarez Bravo- street photographer of Mexico during 1920-1950s
- Duane Michals- fine art conceptual photographer
- David Hockney- fine art photographer
- Lorna Simpson - Fine Art photographer
- Yousuf Karsh- portrait photographer, dramatic lighting
- Gregory Crewdson - fine art, suburban settings with mysterious narrative
- Eve Arnold- portrait photographer, movie stars of 50s
- Josef Koudelka- documentary photographer, gypsies
- Sebastiao Salgado- Brazilian documentary photographer and photojournalist
- Neil Leifer- sports photographer
- Ben Von Wong- fantasy style fine art photographer
- Jimmy Chin- adventure photographer
- Clark Little- surf photography (if you can use your own GoPro)
- Matt Black- contemporary documentary photographer who focuses on poverty and migration
- José Luis Cuevas - Conceptual Portraiture
- Alejandro Cartagena- examines social, urban and environmental issues
- Peter Lindbergh- fashion photography
- Joyce Tenneson- ethereal portraiture
- Lynn Goldsmith- concert photographer
- J. Grant Brittain- skateboard photographer
- Olivia Bee- youth lifestyle photographer
- Elliot Erwitt- street photography
- Travis Burke- nature and night photography (also good if you have a camera/tripod to take night shots)
- Jerry Uelsman- surreal photo collages
- Alice Gao- still life photographs
- Chris Burkard- surf photography
- Graciela Iturbide- Mexican street photographer
- Gordon Parks - documentary photojournalism