Step 1) Research the artist using a variety of print and internet resources (see below). Write down a list of your top three favorite photographers and submit it to me. I will then help you choose from your provided list by narrowing it down to one photographer, making sure no one else has the same one!
Step 2) Print out images on a word document (minimum of 5) in Master Photographer Board. Label each image with the date and title of the photograph. Write why did you select this image?
Step 3) Write a brief (at least one page) essay about the artist. Be sure to include: dates that the artist worked, significant events that were happening in the world at the time and how they effected the artist, what/who inspired the artist and their work, the main subject that the artist addressed, any other interesting info that you find. List the sources including url’s and books or magazines.
http://masters-of-photography.com is a good place to start to see many examples of the work of these artists. I also have several books that you may use while in class.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
E. J. Bellocq
Julia Margaret Cameron
Alvin Langdon Coburn
Clarence John Laughlin
Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Mike and Doug Starn
William Henry Fox Talbot
Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
Google your photographer and search on youtube. Find interviews and articles about them.
If you cannot find anything, see me and look into another source