Production Assignment: The Photo Essay
Your next production assignment is to turn in 5-10 photographs that tell a story. This should follow a documentary process in that it tries to capture events that really happen. (each photo should be of high quality, so I'd take an entire roll on your topic and then turn in 5-10 of the best ones to tell the story.)
You also need to include a written portion to go with the photographs. This could be one longer essay that accompanies all 5-10 photos, or it could be a shorter few sentences that goes with each individual photograph, that when put together tells the story.
For more info, please see page 168 in the Focus on Photography book that discusses the photo essay.
A great example of photo essay is Lewis Hine's photo essays of child labor in the US taken in the early 1900s. His work published the horrors of child labor and lead to the laws being changed to prevent child labor in the US. See examples on this link here.
Concept #13: Photo Weave
50 MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
The Photographers in more or less alphabetical order:
1 Ansel Adams--One of the most widely-known photographers, Adams was a conservationist and an artist with a camera. His photos of Yosemite, the Southwestern US and portraits are equalled only by the techniques that he pioneered.
2 Diane Arbus--Her controversial portraiture looked beyond the superficial and into her subjects’ often troubled souls. But her magazine work show she could have a split personality.
3 Richard Avedon--His up close, show-every-hair-follicle approach to portraiture can be jarring, but his ability to render both his and his sitters' personalities in each image he creates is uncanny.
4 Erwin Blumenfeld--An innovative, influential fashion photographer.
5 Phil Borges--Photographer of all things Tibetan, including the Dalai Lama.
6 Margaret Bourke-White--One of the original Life magazine staff photographers, Bourke-White was a pioneer in both photojournalism and women’s work roles. Her images of World War II--especially the liberation of concentration camps--were deceptively simple. Her images would often be the perfect combination of fact and beauty.
7 Brassai--His portraits and Paris street photos are touching and perceptive.
8 Henri Cartier-Bresson--The father of Photo Reportage and co-founder of the legendary Magnum photo agency, "HC-B" has influenced generations of photojournalists, documentary photographers and street photographers. Influenced and inspired by classical and impressionist art and freed by the portability of the Leica, HC-B changed the way we look at the world around us.
9 David Byrne--The founder of the Talking Heads points his camera at the kind of bizarre incongruities you could write a song about.
10 Imogen Cunningham--Cunningham's career spanned the first three quarters of the 20th century photographed many of her subjects draped in exotic clothes in images with moral themes and tableaux representing works of poets. Later nudes were shocking for their time, but rather tame now.
11 Edward Curtis--Curtis built an illustrious career documenting Native Americans in the 1900s. The images resonate 100 years later.
12 Robert Doisneau--A street photographer whose decisive moments are imbued with warmth, feeling and wit, Diosneau's work reveals the fragile moments of urban existence.
13 Harold Edgerton--A bullet through an apple. A droplet of milk that looks like a crown. A punctured balloon in mid-explosion. These are just a few of the famous images by "Doc" Edgerton, the pioneer of high-speed photography.
14 Elliott Erwitt--A perceptive street photographer with a sharp sense of humor, a sensitivity to the human condition, and an affinity for dogs. It is almost impossible to be depressed after looking at his work!
15 Robert Frank--Frank's The Americans is a seminal development in the history of photography. He cris-crossed the US in the mid-50's and produced a collection of subjective images that showed the dark side of the nation that was supposedly in the midst of a socio-economic boom. To quote Jack Kerouack speaking directly to Robert Frank in the intro: "You Got Eyes."
16 Walker Evans--Quintessential American photography from the first half of the 20th century. Evans influenced a generation with his forceful images of a lonely country.
17 Anne Geddes--The ultimate children's photographer. Her colorful, whimsical images leave you wondering how she got those infants to pose like that.
18 Ralph Gibson--Gibson's high-contrast, minimalist black and white compositions have influenced a generation of photographers. By isolating the essential elements of a scene, his pictures show a style that is unique and immediately recognizable.
19 Lewis Hine--By championing the cause of poor immigrants, child laborers and other downtrodden folks through his powerfully straightforward photos, Lewis Hine showed us how the "Other Half" lived. His passionate photographs enlightened the world and brought about legislation that has protected millions since his work appeared in the early 20th century.
20 Allen Ginsberg--Some photographers have been described as poets with a camera. Ginsberg was the real thing.
21 George Hurrell--During Hollywood's Golden Era, publicity photos had the power to make or break stars. George Hurrell, who perfected the "glamour" portrait, was the most sought after glamour photographer by the big names and the wanna-be's.
22 Andre Kertesz--Kertesz used the camera to transform the chaos of the street into lyrical scenes. A brilliant, influential teacher and artist.
23 William Klein--His brief involvement with photography yielded an influential body of work that has been called confrontational and immediate. They seem to be a furious protest against the establishment. Uncompromising and bold, the images are mostly street photos that stare when others would avert their gaze. He almost dares you to look at them.
24 Josef Koudelka--A protégé of Carter-Bresson, the first printing of Koudelka's book about Gypsies is a collector's item. Koudelka's documentary photos highlight the dignity of Eastern Europe's Gypsies, despite their often squalid living conditions.
25 David Lachapelle--A rising star on the celebrity portrait scene, Lachapelle's photos of Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey, k.d. lang and the Beastie Boys has earned him accolades from American Photo magazine and others. His first book is a showcase of his impressive talents.
26 Dorothea Lange--Best known for her famous photos of the Depression, including Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, Lange was active from the 1920s to the early 1960s and was one of the most influential photographers in American history.
27 Annie Leibovitz--One of today's most influential and admired artists, renowned for her vivid and distinctive style, Annie Leibovitz is an American original and a master of self-promotion. Her portraits of Bruce Springsteen, Jody Foster, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Greg Louganis, Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Lennon and more combine a keen eye with a quick wit.
28 Robert Mapplethorpe--His sometimes graphic homo-erotic photos challenged the established morality of the times, but his flower photos were considerably less controversial works that showed a subtle genius unencumbered by the baggage of his more infamous work. His Flowers collection, photos taken as he was dying of AIDS, is a symbolic look at life, death and sensuality.
29 Joel Meyerowitz--Joel Meyerowitz is a master of the color image. His exquisitely printed collections include his lyrical landscapes and detailed portraiture that share an autobiographical feel, and a strong sense of place.
30 Richard Misrach--Misrach's technically perfect images portray American landscapes that have seen the heavy hand of developers, the military and polluters. The serene, understated approach Misrach often employs lies in stark contrast to the ecological damage his work depicts.
31 Laszlo Moholy-Nagy--A member of the avant-garde Bauhaus movement, this artist/photographer/ theoretician's images anticipate the deconstructivist and post-modernist art movements of toady.
32 Nicholas Nixon--His early work showed a remarkable mastery of large format photography in situations where one would expect to see 35mm cameras; his portrait work includes a series on four sisters taken over a 15-year period and images of people with AIDS.
33 Alexander Rodchenko--A Russian photographer whose strong graphic work was rarely seen outside the Soviet Union until after the Iron Curtain was torn down.
34 Pedro Meyer David Muench--This landscape photographer's images of American national parks and the southwest celebrate the country's primal beauty through magical patterns of light and form.
35 Helmut Newton--From big nudes to portraits of Elizabeth Taylor and Salvador Dali, Newton has been on the cutting edge of fashion and glamour.
36 Herb Ritts--From Madonna to Jack Nicholson to William Burroughs, Herb Ritts has photographed the most famous--and notorious--faces of our time. His Notorious collection showcases his best celebrity shots, while Africa offers a bold departure: photos of the people and landscape of the African continent that will be a revelation to his fans.
37 Galen Rowell--Master nature photographer and teacher Galen Rowell's work presents the splendor of the world's natural beauty. As a columnist for Outdoor Photographer, Rowell has produced a prolific output of writing and images that will help a new generation of photographers to create the kind of interpretative, adventure-filled images that Rowell is famous for.
38 Sebastiao Salgado--A photojournalist in the best sense of the word, Sebasiao Salgado is fascinated with people who work hard in all parts of the world. From landless workers trying to claim property for themselves in Brazil to Oil workers putting out fires in Kuwait, Salgado's lens captures the beauty in his subjects' gritty reality.
39 John Sexton--A consummate craftsman and teacher, John Sexton offers tactile fine black and white nature imagery that utilizes the Zone System and large format for crisp, beautiful work. Sexton focuses the Desert Southwest US, using creative printing techniques to create uniquely expressive results. Sexton runs numerous workshops to share his knowledge with up-and-coming photographers.
40 Cindy Sherman--Sherman uses photography as a tool to manipulate images of women that have been spawned by popular culture, with herself as the leading character in most of the images she creates.
41 W. Eugene Smith--A premier master of photojournalism, Smith passionately believed in the integrity of his subjects and the photographs that portrayed them. From his staged "Walk to Paradise Garden" to his graphic images of World War II and damning photos of the human tragedy brought on by industrial pollution at Minamata, Smith produced some of the most memorable images of his day.
42 Edward Steichen--As the curator of the photo collection for the New York Museum of Modern Art, Steichen was the man behind The Family Of Man, a late 1950's photo exhibition and recently-republished book that was a watershed in the history of photography because it gave photography mass appeal as an expressive, fine art. His curatorship brought about a grand era for "Concerned" photography.
43 Alfred Stieglitz--One of the great art-world arbiters of the 20th century, Stieglitz gained recognition for photography as a fine art and introduced the European avant-garde to America. A leader in the controversial Pictorialist movement, he offered a mix of literal and interpretative images. He moved in a brilliant circle of artists and intellectuals and was the husband of Georgia O'Keeffe.
44 Paul Strand--A white picket fence. A poor Adirondac family. Paul Strand's pure vision and uncompromising technique gained him international accolades as a master of American photography, especially in the 1950s. His black and white photos are exquisite and memorable.
45 Jerry Uelsmann--Before there was Photoshop, there was Uelsmann. His enigmatic, surrealist collection darkroom combinations defy categorization. It is their mystery that has stumped critics and kept his fans coming back for more.
46 Weegee--A crime news photographer in the 30s and 40s in New York, Weegee is possibly the most well known street photographer. Crude and direct, his photos have an immediacy and impact that affect the viewer to this day. His later work, distorted portraits that he called "photo charicatures", have a similar in-your-face quality.
47 William Wegman--A man and his dogs: Wegman, who started out as a painter, is best known for photographs of his dogs. Man Ray, then Fay Ray and her pups have posed for Wegman in a variety of often humorous and very human-like settings. His photographs are a tribute to the ultimate partnership between a man and his dogs.
48 Edward Weston--Weston's immaculately constructed images imbue forms of common objects with a sensuality that transcends the subject. Sharp, detailed and rich in tonality, his close-ups, nudes and nature photographs brought the power of photography as an objective tool of observation to new heights. You'll never look at a pepper quite the same way again.
49 Minor White--A teacher as well as a photographer, Minor White crafted works of beauty that were also explorations of his inner self. His best known work was made of the natural wonders in the American West. He experimented with alternative processes, non-narrative sequences and techniques that would stretch the bounds of photography.
50 Joel-Peter Witkin--Few living photographers are as consistently controversial and provocative as Joel-Peter Witkin, whose work elicits hostility and admiration in equal measure. Shocking and compelling, the photographs in this retrospective collection reach to the outer limits of human nature. Voted least likely to be invited to photograph children’s' birthday parties by Modern Photography in 1989.
Berenice Abbott (1898-1929)
Paola Agosti (1947)
Manuel Alvarez Bravo (1902-2002)
Nobuyoshi Araki (1940)
Diane Arbus (1923-1971)
Richard Avedon (1923-2004)
Roberto Baccarini & Angelo Porta
David Bailey (1938)
Gianpaolo Barbieri (1940)
Olivo Barbieri (1954)
Gabriele Basilico (1944)
Irene Bayer (1898-1991)
Peter Beard (1938)
Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)
Manfredi Bellati (1932)
Gianni Berengo Gardin (1930)
Werner Bischof (1916-1954)
Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969)
Achille Bologna (1888-1958)
Gino Bolognini (1908-1994)
Mario Bonzuan (1904-1982)
Alexander Borodulin (1952)
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971)
Arturo Bragaglia (Studio Bragaglia) (1894-1960)
Bill Brandt (1904-1983)
Brassaï (Gyula Halász) (1899-1984)
Josef Breitenbach (1896-1984)
Anton Bruhel (1900-1982)
René Burri (1933)
William Burroughs (1914-1997)
Jo Ann Callis (1940)
Robert Capa (Endre Friedmann) (1913-1954)
Lisetta Carmi (1924)
Giuseppe Cavalli (1904-1961)
Giovanni Chiaramonte (1948)
Mauro Cinquetti (1949)
Paul Citroen (1896-1983)
Bob Carlos Clarke (1950-2006)
Lucien Clergue (1934)
Mario Cresci (1942)
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976)
Judy Dater (1941)
Mario De Biasi (1923)
Patrick Demarchelier (1944)
Raymond Depardon (1942)
Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)
Mario Dondero (1929)
Pietro Donzelli (1915-1998)
Max Dupain (1911-1992)
William Eggleston (1939)
Siegfried Enkelmann (1905-1978)
Walker Evans (1903-1975)
Frederick Henry Evans (1853-1943)
Andreas Feininger (1906-1999)
Lux Feininger (1910)
Larry Fink (1941)
Franco Fontana (1933)
Joan Fontcuberta (1955)
Vittore Fossati (1954)
Robert Frank (1924)
Lee Friedlander (1934)
Flor Garduño (1957)
Caio Garruba (1923)
Giovanni Gastel (1955)
Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992)
Mario Giacomelli (1925-2000)
Ralph Gibson (1939)
Paolo Gioli (1942)
Nan Goldin (1953)
Emmet Gowin (1941)
Milton Greene (1922-1985)
Franco Grignani (1908-1999)
Jan Groover (1943)
Ernst Haas (1921-1986)
Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898-1983)
Philippe Halsman (1906-1979)
Robert S. Harrah
Sam Haskins (1926)
Florence Henri (1893-1982)
Horst P. Horst (Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann) (1906-1999)
Frank Horvat (1928)
Eikoh Hosoe (1933)
Georges Hurrell (1904-1992)
Lotte Johanna Jacobi (1896-1990)
immo Jodice (1934)
Alfred Cheney Johnston (1885-1971)
Colleen F. Kenyon (1951)
André Kertész (1894-1985)
Willy Kessels (1889-1974)
Edmund Kesting (1892-1970)
William Klein (1928)
Fred G. Kort (1902-1983)
Leslie Robert Krims (1943)
Karl Lagerfeld (1933)
Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986)
Franz Lazi (1922-1998)
Jorge Lewinsky (1921-2008)
Herbert List (1903-1975)
Heinz Loew (1903-1981)
Elio Luxardo (1908-1969)
Man Ray (Emmanuel Rudnitsky)(1890-1976)
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989)
Fosco Maraini (1912-2004)
Linda Mc Cartney (1941-1998)
Don McCullin (1935)
Raymond Meier (1957)
Steven Meisel (1954)
Pietro Francesco Mele
Sheila Metzner (1939)
Joel Meyerowitz (1938)
Duane Michals (1932)
László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946)
Carlo Mollino (1905-1973)
Barbara Morgan (1900-1992)
Ugo Mulas (1928-1973)
Arnold Newman (1918-2006)
Helmut Newton (1920-2004)
Arrigo Orsi (1897-1967)
Paul Outerbridge (1896-1958)
Norman Parkinson (1913-1990)
Giulio Parmiani (1918-1960)
Lionel Pasquon (1947)
Federico Patellani (1911-1977)
Irving Penn (1917)
John Pfahl (1939)
Pierluigi (Pierluigi Praturlon) (1924-1999)
Edward Quigley (1898-1977)
Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)
Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897-1966)
Emery Reves-Biro (1895-1975)
Bettina Rheims (1952)
Hans Richter (1888-1976)
Herb Ritts (1952-2002)
Aleksandr Rodchenko (1891-1956)
Fulvio Roiter (1926)
Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985)
Franco Rubartelli (1937)
Thomas Ruff (1958)
Xanti (Alexander) Schawinsky (1904-1979)
Herbert Schürmann (1908-1982)
Ferdinando Scianna (1943)
Tazio Secchiaroli (1925-1998)
Ettore Secco d'Aragona
Andrés Serrano (1950)
Cindy Sherman (1954)
Kishin Shinoyama (1940)
Jeanloup Sieff (1933-2000)
Aaron Siskind (1903-1991)
Keith Smith (1938)
Eugene William Smith (1918-1978)
Anton Stankowski (1906-1998)
Edward Steichen (1879-1973)
Otto Steinert (1915-1978)
Bert Stern (1929)
Karl Straub (1900-?)
Thomas Struth (1954)
Oliviero Toscani (1942)
Max Vadukul (1961)
Federico Vender (1901-1999)
Luigi Veronesi (1908-1998)
Roman Vishniac (1897-1990)
Wilhelm Von Gloeden (1856-1931)
Chris Von Wagenheim (1941-1982)
Weegee (Arthur Felling) (1899-1968)
Brett Weston (1911-1993)
Edward Weston (1886-1958)
Minor White (1908-1976)
Garry Winogrand (1928-1984)
Francesca Woodman (1958-1981)
Steef Zoetmulder (1911)
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For your Historical Referenced assignment, you will pick a photographer to research and then emulate their style. You will also need to include a short essay with this assignment that includes the following:
For this week's concept, we are studying the work of Barbara Kruger and then doing our own emulation of her work. You will read an article about Barbara Kruger first and study the way she takes photographs. You will nee to fill out a Cornell Notes handout and then create your own emulation based on her work. Below are examples of her photographs:
Below are student images:
Beauty in the ordinary/ Beauty in the Everyday production assignment:
Find everyday/ ordinary images that you find beautiful and compose your photograph in a way that the viewer will find it beautiful as well.
Hand Tinting photographs & "Scratch That"