Thursday, September 20, 2018

Project 2 Document

Spencer Finch - 48 Views of Loch Ness


One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.
- Dorothea Lange

Unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art.- Sally Mann

The purpose of this project is for you to choose a subject to document.  Consider yourself  to be in the role of a photojournalist, a researcher, a spy...someone who is observing something big or small and will shine a light on that subject to the rest of us. I suggest you choose something close to you, that you have access to, that you "bear witness" to everyday.  Consider locations and subject matter that you can speak about because you witness it everyday, but would have power to a larger audience.  

You decide what type of photographer you would like to be – will you ask permission of your subjects to photograph them or will you sneak about incognito? Will you collect the stories of others, or will you not include people at all? Consider what documentary means to you.  You may focus on places or objects as well as people or instead of, but it is your job to imbue them with meaning in your images.  Documentaries, like photography, are often presented as fact, but have singular point of view and can contain multiple "truths".   Be empathetic of others or chose to focus on your own visions... either way, engage us!


In this assignment, I want you to pay close attention to the language of sequencing when you present. We read images, mostly left to right. So what does the order of those images tell us?You may engage people or friends in this project, or you may 

Part 1

You will write a proposal towards your project in class before next Thursday (9/27).  You must include 2 Photographers from Lensculture who visually or thematically you find inspiring for this project.  

Part 2

One on one critiques 10/11, must have at least 150 images, shot in raw, in lightroom to discuss

Part 3 

Final 10/30 Exhibit 6-9 printed works, email to me your Lightroom contact sheet PDF of all the images shot for this assignment (minimum 240)


Lauren Greenfield - Girl Culture

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