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Learning Target:
Create a series of images (3 printed and 5 edits) that have been inspired by a specific Master of Photography (old-school film or contemporary digital). Research at least 3-4 masters from the list here and develop a wiki page that discusses your proposal for this assignment.

Wiki page should including the following:
  1. 5-7 sentence proposal about your idea for this project.
    1. Explain how you will meet the above criteria.
    2. Explain why you want to explore the concept you've identified.
    3. Explain how you will use photoshop to enhance and improve your images
    4. Discuss the elements and principles of design that will be inherent in your images.
  2. Embed a banner that contains at least 3 images of the photography work of the photographers who inspired you.
  3. Explain how these photographers inspired you.
  4. List the websites and link to at least 3 sources that you used for your research
  5. Make sure you've identified at least 3-4 masters (contemporary or old school) who have inspired you.
  6. Embed a photograph of each of the masters you were inspired by

Remember:
You are not copying these masters, but being inspired and influenced by their work. Once you've chosen an artist to work from then begin to shoot your own images. These can be of any subject provided it is shot with emphasis on proper lighting, focus, compositional techniques and that it relates to your own unique exploration.

Bridge Check: Shoot at least 24 and up to 36 images (these must be new and current and shot with the DSLR cameras not your phone!!! ) and then start combining and creating in Photoshop to get your final series of 3 prints (5 finals can go in your exam presentation). These can be printed 5 x 7 or slightly larger up to 8 x 10. The final prints should be mounted on white board and presented on the day of the exam along with your exam paper.

Post your name and link to your wiki page research. One name per cell please.

Eva Jocker
Lauren Moran
Shayla Kaatz
Kennedy Osterman
Skylar Allen
Aparna Mandapaka
Christa Prohl
Emalie Burback
Sophia Castillo
Jessica Lacki
Parker Heidorf
Nathan Lovas
Ava Landmeyer
Gabi Natalizio
Connor Vogt
Mia Harris
Jacob Dundon
Elise Eldredge
Ellie Tollenaar

Historical Masters:those who worked primarily with film in a darkroom


Abelardo Morell Cuban born known for his camera obscura. Master of the ordinary

Ansel Adams Worked in the National Parks and is known for his fantastic nature inspired landscapes.

Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O’Keeffe’s husband, owned galleries in NYC

Diane Arbus quirky photographer of subgroups and marginalized people in society

Lewis Hine documented life in the early 20th century factories and sweatshops

Robert Doisneau Parisian photos from the 20th century

Andre Kertesz Eastern European whose images ranged fro the surreal to street photography

Karl Blossfeldt famous for closeups of botanicals

Dorothea Lange documented American life during the depression

Ruth Bernhard avant garde portraits and more

Richard Avedon well known portrait photographer who worked for the New Yorker magazine

Annie Liebovitz worked with the rich and famous creating fabulous portraits

Margaret Bourke White worked for Life magazine documenting life in the 50’s

Imogen Cunningham American who is well known for photos of close ups and flowers

Cartier Bresson the master of them all. Known for his street photography

Lee Friedlander Contemporary humorous visually exciting

Weegee 1930-50 New York City documented the other side of the city

Arnold Newman Famous portrait photographer

Walker Evans took images of American society during the great depression

Eugene Atget famous French photographer of the late 1900’s. Another master
Francesca Woodman known for her black and white imagery that deals with self and identity. She died when she was in her 20s.
Jerry Uelsmann a surreal photographer

Paul Caponigro did images with of nature with sort of mystical qualities, especially focused on Ireland and ancient standing stones there.

Edward Weston photographers photographer a classic, photographed the California coast, peppers and the nude. His sons Brett and Cole also do traditional black and white photography.


Modern Photographers:those who are still alive and shooting images and utilizing color and digital tools.


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Austin Mann-Austin considers himself a technician that understands how to capture the splendor in the Creation around him. He has traveled to over 40 different countries in the last three years and has worked with numerous non-profit and faith-based organizations to help them better cast their vision worldwide. His work has been published by National Geographic, NY Times, ABC, Washington Post, Travel Channel and more.

Sabrina Ward Harrison- uses text, written and drawn journal like entries to develop images, often using found images.

Sophie Calle (considered modern although she works in black and white and film, she is strongly influenced by movies.)

Robert and Shana Parkeharrison- Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison are a husband and wife duo who have been making photographs together for almost 20 years. Their work focuses on the relationship between humans and the environment—an idea that has only recently come to popularity with movements like the Go Green initiative and concepts like the carbon footprint. Using photogravure, collage, and painting techniques, the ParkeHarrisons create cinematic environments that explore how we interact with our natural surroundings.

John Paul Caponigro- surreal, visual metaphors using landscapes and photoshop.

Catherine Opie-is an American artist specializing in issues within documentary photography. Opie is currently a professor of Photography at University of California at Los Angeles.

Shirin Neshat- is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York City. She is known primarily for her work in film, video and photography.

William Eggelston- American photographer. He is widely credited with increasing recognition for color photography as a legitimate artistic medium to display in art galleries.

Thomas Struth-is a German photographer whose wide-ranging work includes depictions of detailed cityscapes, Asian jungles and family portraits. He is one of Germany's most widely exhibited and collected fine art photographers.

Jeff Wall- Canadian artist best known for his large-scale back-lit cibachrome photographs and art history writing. Wall has been a key figure in Vancouver's art scene since the early-1970s.

Cindy Sherman- acts out various characters in full costumes and photographs their portraits, but none of them are self portraits.

Robert Bergman- portraits of the homeless in a dignified way, gets to know them as people.

Jeff Jacobson-Documentary photographer who worked as a civil liberties lawyer and photographed America especially in the Reagan era.

Sandy Skoglund- bizarre installation scenes that depict weird realities. She sculpts the scene before photographing.

Frans Lanting- nature and National Geographic photographer

James Nachtwey- war photographer whose work has appeared in newspapers, National Geographic. I think he died recently.

Michael Kenna-English photographer best known for his black & white landscapes

Joyce Tenneson- American fine art photographer known for her distinctive style of photography, which often involves nude or semi-nude women.

Annie Leibowitz- mostly portraits of the famous, but tries to portray them in unique ways.

Galen Rowell-was a wilderness photographer and climber. Born in Oakland, California, he became a full-time photographer in 1972.

Maggie Taylor-unique photo montages of found images and fairy tale like images. Did the Ghost Whisperer beginning credits.

Richard Misrach-is an American photographer "firmly identified with the introduction of color to 'fine' [art] photography in the 1970s, and with the use of large-format traditional cameras".

Gregory Crewdson-is an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged scenes of American homes and neighborhoods.

Laura Letinsky-is a Canadian contemporary photographer, best known for her still lifes. Much of Letinsky's work alludes to human presence, without including any actual figures.

Martin Parr-is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects

Phillip-Lorca diCorcia-One of the most influential and innovative photographers working today, Philip-Lorca diCorcia is known for creating images that are poised between documentary and theatrically staged photography.

Nancy Burson-is an American artist known for creating photographs using computer morphing technology, including the Age Machine, Human Race Machine and Anomaly Machine.

Laurence Gartel- one of the first artists to use the computer as an art making tool, mixes a variety of media with his work.

Nikki S. Lee- is a Korean photographer and filmmaker formerly based in New York City, now living and working in Seoul

Dan Eldon-was an English photojournalist, artist and activist. He and three colleagues were stoned to death by an angry mob in Mogadishu in an incident before the Battle of Mogadishu.

Katy Grannan-is an American portrait photographer.

Alec Soth- is an American photographer, notable for "large-scale American projects" featuring the midwestern United States. His photography has a cinematic feel with elements of folklore that hint at a story behind the image.