This half year course is designed for students that want to learn more about analog photography. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Photography. Students will learn more about shooting with film cameras, developing film, and darkroom printing techniques. Alternative processes such as cyanotype, toning, and hand coloring photos will also be utilized.
DUE Nov. 7 This assignment is a way to become accustomed to writing about art, interpreting and analyzing artwork produced by prominent photographers throughout history. Through this research you will become more familiar with an artist’s style, process, and technique. Each of you will use this research as a source while completing a photo assignment by emulating your photographer’s unique style.
You must sign up and commit to a photographer with Mrs. Martin. You cannot have the same photographer as anyone else in your class. Please make sure these photos are school appropriate.
Below is a list of photographers for you to explore. You can choose any photographer to write about. But remember you must sign up for that photographer, because no one else can choose that photographer. Here is one of many websites you may find useful: http://www.masters-of-photography.com/ 1.Diane Arbus: Among the most prominent and influential photographers of her generation, Diane Arbus is perhaps best remembered for her frank studies of marginalized groups and subcultures. Arbus also photographed socialites, celebrities, and anonymous strangers passing through New York’s streets and parks. http://mocp.org/collections/permanent/arbus_diane.php 2.Dawoud Bey: is interested in the portrait as a site of psychological and emotional engagement between the photographer and his model. http://www.mocp.org/collections/permanent/bey_dawoud.php 3.Chan Chao: Hoping to bring a greater awareness to the democracy movement in Burma, Chan Chao traveled to the Thai-Burmese border in 1996 to document students in camps set up to fight Burma’s military regime. The intimate quality of the photographs highlights the individual characteristics of the subjects – personal clothing, scars or hairstyles, body posture. The photographs of the subjects, often holding objects of everyday life, have a warm and personal quality that demonstrates that these individuals are more than participants in a conflict. http://www.paulkopeikingallery.com/artists/chao/index.htm# 4.Alvin Langdon Coburn - pioneer of abstract photography with his "Vortographs" 5.Imogen Cunningham - American modernist, best known for closeups of flowers and plants 6.Roy DeCarava - documenting the African-American experience and its cultural icons 7.William Eggleston - deceptively ordinary color photos of contemporary American rural and suburban life 8.Walker Evans - imagery of American society during the Great Depression 9.Roger Fenton - the first war photographer: the Crimea, 1850s 10.Lee Friedlander - Contemporary, humorous, visually exciting 11.Emmet Gowin - "Gowin's simple yet intensely seen daily events take on the quality of ritual" - Jonathan Green 12.John Gutmann - 1930s America but NOT the Great Depression, a precursor of the street photographers of the 50s 13.Lewis Hine - activist documentary work from early 20th century, from Ellis Island to child labor to sweatshops 14.Yousuf Karsh - Canadian portrait master, created some of the iconic portraits of world leaders in the 40s and 50s. 15.Andre Kertesz - Eastern Europe to Paris to New York, ranging from surrealist imagery to street photography 16.William Klein - New York street photography in the mid-fifties 17.Josef Koudelka - Czechoslovakian, 1970s images of his Exile in Western Europe 18.Dorothea Lange - documented American poor during the Great Depression 19.Jacques-Henri Lartigue - a child photographer, with exuberance and delight, France before World War I 20.Clarence John Laughlin - haunting images of abandoned cotton plantations and cemeteries in New Orleans. 21.Helen Levitt - street photography from early 1940's New York City. 22.Ralph Eugene Meatyard - surrealist vision from middle America in the 1950s and 1960s 23.Joel Meyerowitz - moving from street photography to landscape; from black-and-white to color; and from 35mm to 8 x 10 format 24.Lisette Model - an important pioneer in street photography and portraits from the edge 25.Tina Modotti - revolutionary images from 1920s Mexico 26.Nadar - Paris, 1850-1870, portraits, early photographic pioneer 27.Arnold Newman - One of the greatest portrait-makers in the history of photography 28.Timothy O'Sullivan - Civil War and American West, wet plate photography 29.Paul Outerbridge - 1920s and 30s surrealism and fetishistic nudes; a pioneer in color photography 30.Gordon Parks - documented the post-WWII African-American experience, portraying the common people and icons of the civil rights era 31.Melissa Ann Pinney: For more than fifteen years, Melissa Ann Pinney has been concentrating on female identity and its layered construction. From childhood through puberty, from motherhood into old age, Pinney has focused her camera on the ever-changing identity girls face as they mature. http://www.melissaannpinney.com/index.html 32.Ann Ploeger: Pacific Northwest portrait photographer - her work is modern and edgy. http://www.annploeger.com/ 33.Jacob Riis - photos were only a tool for his crusade against poverty in early 20th century New York City slums 34.Alexander Rodchenko - 1920-30s in Russia, formalist, odd angles, a new way of looking 35.Sebastiao Salgado - documenting the human condition in late 20th century, from Ethiopian famine to Brazilian hell mines 36.Cindy Sherman - artist using the photographic self-portrait as a means to express narrative. 37.Stephen Shore - master of large format camera, working in color depictions of urban scenes and landscapes. 38.W. Eugene Smith - documentary photography with a moral edge, the King of the Photo Essay 39.Frederick Sommer - Surrealist imagery somehow from realist content 40.Edward Steichen - protégé of Stieglitz, pioneer in pictorialism before moving on to fashion photography 41.Alfred Stieglitz - the Prophet of photography as an art form, his own excellent work is too often overlooked 42.Paul Strand - another Stieglitz protégé, pioneer of Straight Photography 43.William Henry Fox Talbot - early photographic pioneer, developed some of the first methods of fixing shadows on paper 44.Max Waldman - celebrating theatre and the dance, 1960s and 1970s. 45.Carleton E. Watkins - premier landscape photographer of the American West in the 1800s 46.Weegee - 1930-50 New York City, turned tabloid murder photos into an art form 47.Carrie Mae Weems: Weems, known for her sometimes biting use of humor, employs narrative structures, a choreographed cast of props and characters, and a variety of media to explore and explode stereotypes of race and gender. Her resulting photographs, videos, and installations usually reconfigure old photographs, sculptures, and artifacts that comprise the physical record of African American culture in order to make new works that comment on racism and difficult topics seldom addressed in mainstream media. http://www.mocp.org/collections/permanent/weems_carrie_mae.php 48.Edward Weston - photographer's photographer, f64, landscapes, portraits, still lifes, all done in same realist manner 49.Minor White - cofounder with Ansel Adams of the Zone System, also a great educator 50.Garry Winogrand - compulsive street photographer, imagery is edgy, disorienting 51.Lothar Wolleh - a master of the portrait, featuring photographs of modern artists 52.Berenice Abbott - architectural studies of New York City in the 1930s - the Atget of Manhattan 53.Ansel Adams - Majestic landscapes of the American West 54.Robert Adams - Documenting the environmental destruction of the American West in the late 20th century 55.Eugene Atget - documentary photos of Paris architecture in the early 20th century 56.Karl Blossfeldt - Early 20th century, magnified photos of plant life revealed surreal, even Art Noveau forms 57.Margaret Bourke-White - Photojournalist, made some of the first photo documentation of the Nazi concentration camps. 58.Bill Brandt - surrealist and working class imagery, British, 1930-60 59.Brassai - after dark in the Paris underworld between the wars 60.Harry Callahan - formalistic, minimalist portraits and landscapes 61.Julia Margaret Cameron - Victorian portraits, soft focus, from the early days of photography