As you watch these videos, your task is to take notes. Your notes should include the key names of the photographers and their locations. Take special note of what and how the photography desires to 'tell a story' (no matter how weird) with photographs. What is the story and how are they able to communicate in a pictorial form?
As you progress through this course (and through life taking pictures), think about what stories you would like to tell? You are a unique person, with a special history...as much as you may not think you have a story...YOU DO!
Tales By Light In the fourth episode of the series, legendary nature and cultural photographer Art Wolfe captures the great brown bear with the stunning backdrop of Alaska’s mountains and glaciers, immigrating wildebeests in the plains East Africa, and the hard-to-find gorillas of Uganda. Duration: 23:47
The Great Depression: Creating Narrative through Photography This video segment from the American Masters film Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning provides a documentary photographer’s perspective of the severe economic despair and difficult living conditions that characterized the Great Depression. It also explores Lange’s career transition from portrait to documentary photographer, one she felt compelled to make as she witnessed the social experience of the Great Depression from her San Francisco studio window. Lange speaks about the processes, instincts, and feelings she experienced in her new role as a documentary photographer. Duration: 4:15
The Art of Portrait Photography | Off Book Humans have been creating likenesses of each other for thousands of years but, with the introduction of photography, a new medium emerged for capturing the human image. Photography creates opportunities not just for biography and documentation, but also depth, empathy, and experimentation. Many modern portrait photographers transform their work from mere photo to art: communicating ideas and capturing the human subject with dignity. Duration: 7:42
Landscape Photography | Art in the 21st Century: "Investigation" Focus on artist Graciela Iturbide's landscape photography, in this clip from Art in the 21st Century: "Investigation." Iturbide began her photographic investigation in Mexico—her own cultural environment. There she used black-and-white-images of the landscape and its inhabitants to investigate the world and how we interact with it.
Curio: Extreme Exposures by CBC When you login at school, you can watch these videos. If you want to watch from home, talk to the school librarian, and she will give you the login you will need!