Researching a Master Photographer
Research your Photographer, Create a Visual Handout
Use the following websites to begin your research on your photographer Then, consider alternative sources of research,like books and magazines from my collection, or in the media center.
The Visual Handout (50 points) Should:
-Be two-sided, front and back of one sheet of paper.-Include at least 3 high quality examples of his/her work
(large enough to see, not pixelated
titles and dates
for each example.
-Include the following information:Biographical Info:
When and where was this photographer born?
What was their childhood like?
What type of education did they have growing up?
College? What did they major or focus in?
What personal or other significant events happened in their early life that made an impact on them or theirwork?
Life and Work:
When was this person first introduced to photography? How did they initially discover it?
What or whom was this photographer
most influenced by
? (Consider the many elements and factorssurrounding this person’s life)
How do these influences surface or appear in this photographer’s work
Refer to specific works asexamples.)
Identify an art movement, group, or publication company that this photographer was affiliated with (
i.e.Surrealism, Pop-Art, National Geographic, Life magazine, Dadaism, New-Realism, etc.)
What personal breakthroughs or revelations did this photographer have during their career?
In your own words, explain why you feel this photographer was so inspired or passionate about takingphotos, what were they after?
What major contributions
did this photographer introduce to the world of art and photography? Why arethey so famous?
Include one critical review or quote
that is a good summary of the photographer’s work or life. Site thisquote appropriately.
You must use three different sources for your research! (save yourself the trouble and list your sources below while you research!)