Select a photographer that you would like to learn more about.
You will write a 5-page paper on the photographer and their work and prepare a visual
presentation to share with the class. Your visual presentation will include images of the
artist’s work and any key points you would like to share from your research.
Your presentation and paper should include a historical contextualization of the artist and the
artist’s work. Some things to consider: how does the photographer and the photographer’s
work fit in to the historical period covered in the chapter the photographer is included in?
What is the social and cultural context of the work? What are the stylistic characteristics of
the photographer’s work? What is he/she communicating? Does the artist have several
bodies of work – different groupings of thematic pieces, etc.? Consider how the artist’s work
draws on your own intellectual interests if these fits. What drew you to this photographer –
why did you select this photographer?