PHO110 Compare a post WWII Photographer to a pre WWII photographer or movement (33 Points)
Create a roughly ten minute presentation on a photographer from after 1945 (after World War II.) Give a short biography on that photographer and then connect the work of that photographer to a pre-1945 (pre-World War II) photographer or period in photography. In other words, show how the earlier photographer or earlier type of photography was an influence on the style or subject matter of your chosen photographer.
For example, you might choose Robert Adams (you can’t choose Robert Adams) and connect his work to the work of the early pioneer photographers such as Carleton Watkins. Adams is a landscape photographer who shows how the American west has changed and Watkins was a landscape photographer who showed the American west while it was still in its natural state. Both photographers were inspired by the beauty of what they found, but they found very different landscapes in the same places. Both photographers were also interested in the impact, preservation, and use of these places for the future of the country.
Another example might involve the relationship of a modern photographer who constructs or stages photographs to a pre-war photographer who also staged photos.
When possible, include information about experiences, education, jobs, relationships, and things they believed about life and photography. You can also include what other people wrote or said about their photography.
When researching images to show, make sure the resolution looks good on a screen larger than your phone and make sure you double-check the authenticity of the image.
Make notes on index cards so that you have reminders of ideas and quotes but not whole pieces of text that you are reading from.
Make sure you face your audience.
The classroom can show PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides on the projector. You may also just bring some jpegs on a flash drive, just make sure they are in numerical or alphabetical order. If you are going to download from your email or the cloud, make sure you do that ahead of class. Losing your file or losing internet access does not excuse you from showing your presentation.
If you miss your presentation date, you must be prepared to present it at the next available class and your best possible grade is a B. If you miss the second date, you may present at the next available class for a best possible grade of C. After that you will receive a 0 for the assignment.
Public Speaking (Engage the audience):
Quality of presentation material:
Accurate information with proper attribution:
Information about events/experiences/education/etc. that lead to the style of subject matter of photographer
SOME WELL KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Julia Margaret Cameron
Hill and Adamson
Judith Joy Ross
Henri Cartier Bresson
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Mary Ellen Mark
James Van Der Zee
Julia Margaret Cameron
W. Eugene Smith
Carrie Mae Weems
Photographers to Avoid
(Used too many times.)
Any photographer who is primarily known through social media
Public Speaking – 11 Points
Lecture Materials – 11 Points
Relevant Information – 11 Points