For this project, you will be researching one of the photographers on the list below. You are to then create a Google Presentation about them to share with your classmates. Share the presentation with me at firstname.lastname@example.org as lastname-firstname-artistlastname-period#
The presention must include the following information:
Slide 1. Title Page- artist name and your name
Slide 2. Artist name, date and place of birth and/or death, as well as a photograph of them.
Slide 3. 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?)
Slide 4. Interesting tidbits about them, such as, where they went to school, what they are best known for, characteristics of their work…what makes them unique?
Slides 5- 9. Five images of their work, with the title and date. Try and get as high resolution images as possible, 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- you will be discussing it within your presentation.
Slides 10- 14 Your five photographs emulating the style of the photographer. You must include two where you have recreated the specific composition of two of their photographs. Think about using appropriate props/ clothing. Discuss in your presentation how you were emulating their photographic style.
Slide 15. Your personal opinion of the artist- what made you choose that person? What is it that you
like about their style? What did you learn about your own photography versus their photography? (must be in complete sentences and in paragraph form)
Slide 16. Sources listed- no wikipedia! Must have three or more sources with website proper name and url. If the photographer has a blog or there is a website about them, it must be included within your sources!
Slide design should emulate the style of the photographer- for example, a presentation on Sandy Skoglund might be playful and colorful. Extra kudos if you find anything on video about them that you can share a short clip (~ 2 minutes) of within your presentation.
Your edited photographs should go in the 11-14-14 Photographer Research folder within the shared folder, saved as lastname-firstname-photographerlastname1, 2, 3, 4, 5.jpg
Graded based on:
4 points: presentation- not speaking directly from slides, have notes, passionate about photographer
4 points: photographs- photographs emulate the style of the photographer, focused, good craftsmanship
4 points: time on task, citizenship, work to best of ability, all slides complete and on time, images in shared folder
4 points: research accurate, high resolution of the images of the photographer, presentation in the style of the photographer
The photographers to choose from are:
1. Annie Leibovitz- celebrity and editorial photographer
2. Mario Testino- fashion photographer
3. Cindy Sherman- fine art photographer
4. Brooke Shaden- fine art photographer
5. Ansel Adams- landscape photographer
6. Henry Cartier-Bresson- “the decisive moment”
7. Trey Ratcliff- vivid travel and landscape photographs
8. Joel Meyerowitz- sunsets/ sunrises/ lovely color
9. Mary Ellen Mark- documentary photography
10.Dorothea Lange- documentary photography- the dust bowl
11.Steve McCurry- National Geographic “The Afghan Girl”
12.Joe McNally- National Geographic photographer
13.Robert Capa- war photographer during WWII
14.James Nachtwey- war photographer contemporary
15.Sandy Skoglund- fine art photographer, colorful
16.Manuel Alvarez Bravo- street photographer of Mexico during 1920-1950s
17.Duane Michals- fine art conceptual photographer
18.David Hockney- fine art photographer
19.Yousuf Karsch- portrait photographer, Winston Churchill
20.Eve Arnold- portrait photographer, movie stars of 50s
21.Josef Koudelka- documentary photographer, gypsies
22.Tim Mantoani- local Sports Illustrated photographer
23.Neil Leifer- sports photographer
24.Ben Von Wong- fantasy style fine art photographer
25. Richard Avedon- fashion photographer
26. Clare Barboza- food photographer