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 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?
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. Make sure these are high resolution images.
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- make sure they are different then the previous five that you showed already (so that you show seven total of your photographer's work), and the other three in their style. 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 the website's proper name and url. If the photographer has their own personal website, 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.
Be sure that the slide design background doesn't distract from the photographs that you are presenting- only use a colored background (not a photograph) when presenting a photograph by yourself or your photographer.
Your five edited photographs should go in the 11-14-16 Photographer Research folder within the shared folder, saved as lastname-firstname-photographerlastname1, 2, 3, 4, 5.jpg
Please note: if your photograph isn't going onto Google Slides, it may be because of two reasons:
A. It's saved as a photoshop file- so merge the layers and save as a jpeg.
B. It's larger then 10 MB- so open up in Photoshop, go to image size, and change the resolution to 200 and decrease the size to get it less then 10 MB (not much further though- say, 9 mb). Save it as lastname-firstname-artistname-smaller.jpg so that you can differentiate that it's smaller and still keep the original file.
Graded based on:
4 points: presentation- not speaking directly from slides, have notes, passionate about photographer
8 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. Richard Avedon- 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.Lyndsey Adler- fashion photographer
13.Robert Capa- war photographer during WWII
14. Lynsey Addario- combat photographer working today
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. Jimmy Chin- adventure photographer
26. Clark Little- surf photography (contingent on if you are able to go to the ocean and use your own GoPro)
27. Matt Black- contemporary documentary photographer who focuses on S. CA and Mexico
28. Peter Lindbergh- fashion photography
29. Joyce Tenneson- ethereal portraiture
29. Lynn Goldsmith- concert photographer
30. J. Grant Brittain- skateboard photographer
31. Robb Kendrick- tintype photographer, western
32. Elliot Erwitt, street photography
33. Travis Burke- nature and night photography (also good if you have a camera/tripod to take night shots)
34. Jerry Uelsman- photo collages
35. Alice Gao- still life photographs
36. Chris Buckard- surf photography
37. Zach Cordner- celebrity photographer
38. Don Bartletti- documentary photographer
Example of Eddie Adams' slideshow by Ryan Bautista
Examples of students work from last year
PLEASE NOTE you may choose a photographer on your own but it MUST be approved by me, they must have exhibited in newspapers, magazines, galleries or museums nationally and there must be more information about their work in three or more places (more then just their website).