Research Project: Choose a historical or contemporary female photographer with a substantial and distinguished body of work. You will need to reference at least three different sources (books and/or websites). See me for final approval if she is not listed under RESEARCH LINKS. You may not research the same photographer as any one else in the class. There will be three parts to your research assignment. All of this information will go on the "Research" page on your website. Be sure all of the images you select are school appropriate and include a list of your sources.
Part 1: Artist Background - Start with a brief history of your artist. Tell where they grew up, attended school, etc. Try to find as much information as possible about who/what their influences were, and how their work progressed.
Part 2: Portfolio Critique - You will need to choose 6 different examples from the artist’s portfolio to critique. Start with a detailed description of exactly what you see in the photograph - 1 sentence. Then analyze at least one design element (line, shape, form, space, color, texture) and one connecting principle of design (balance, emphasis, movement, pattern, repetition, proportion, rhythm, variety, unity) - 4 sentences. Finally, interpret the meaning or purpose that you see behind the work - 1 sentence. (6 total sentences!)
Part 3: Synopsis - Explain the overall similarities you observe in your artist’s shooting style including subject matter and compositional techniques.