In this project, you will learn all about famous photographers who have influenced the development of photography. You will learn about the photographer's life, photographic technique - focus, depth of field, color, manipulation, subjects - and why this photographer is an influential force in the field of photography.

Objectives

1. Learn about famous photographers who have influenced the development of photography. learn about the photographer's life, photographic technique - focus, depth of field, color, manipulation, subjects - and why this photographer is an influential force in the field of photography.
2. Understand how to "see" photographs (visual literacy).
3. Understand what factors make photographs really good

Instructions

1. This is an group project.
2. In groups of 2-3, you will give a 15 minute (at least!) presentation on an influential photographer that has made their mark on the field of photography. Note - 15 minutes is the minimum time. However, if you want longer than 30 minutes, please let me know.
3. Your presentation MUST include both facts and images of the photographer’s work.
4. All students must speak for an equal amount time.

Time Frame

This project will end on November 4 and all student presentations must conclude by the date.

Deliverables

1. Powerpoint file sent to me by November 2 (before the first presentation)
2. Presentation to the class (at least 15 minutes)
3. Peer assessments of the presentations

Influential Photographers and groups

Influential Photographers and Groups
1. Alfred Stieglitz (*) Alanoud, Khulood, Hessa November 2, 2010
2. Annie Leibovitz Amna Ali, Shakha Sultan November 2, 2010
3. Ansel Adams (*) Aisha, Maitha Humaid, Noora November 2, 2010
4. Anne Geddes Naseem, Hind, Laila November 2, 2010
5. Henri Cartier-Bresson (*) Shaikha Jaber, Shaima, Huda November 4, 2010
6. Margaret Bourke-White Maitha, Meera, Rawdha November 4, 2010
7. Sebastião Salgado (*) Maitha Sultan, Anood, Maryam November 4, 2010
8. Diane Arbus    
9. Edward Curtis    
10. Harold Edgerton    
11. Harry Callahan    
12 Richard Avedon (*)    
13. Robert Doisneau    

Resources

Articles on Influential Photographers
1. Article: 20 Most influential Photographers
2. Article: Famous and Influential Photographers
3. Article: The 10 Most Influential Photographers of All Time
4. Article: 50 MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
5. Article: 100 Most Influential photographers of all Time
6. Article: Top 10 Most Influential Nature Photographers of All-Time
Videos on Influential Photographs and Photographers
1. Video: Images that Changed the World
2. Video: Masters of Photography
3. Video: World Press Photos 1955-2008
4. Video: Famous Photos-A World in Pictures Part 1
5. Video: Famous Photos-A World in Pictures Part 2
6. Video: Famous Photos-A World in Pictures Part 3
7. Video: Famous Photos-A World in Pictures Part 4

Assessment

This project will be worth 15% of the total course grades for LSFA-N254.

The presentation will be marked on how much of the below criteria is met as well as performance of each student in the group. Each students grade will have 50% group component and 50% individual.

Presentation Grading Criteria (Group)
Overview of photographer’s life: Most important facts are those related to their work. 15%
Aesthetic Qualities of Work: How would you describe his/her photographs in terms of aesthetics—focus, depth of field, color, manipulation, subjects. Did these aesthetics change or were they constant throughout their career? If they changed, what influenced these changes?  Showing and discussing photos is an essential component of this portion! 55%
Influence:  Why is this photographer an influential force in the field of photography? Was she/he part of any photography movement? Did he/she influence any other photographers in general?  What/who influenced their work? 30%