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Meet the Photographer/Meet the Camera Visual Journals

For this assignment you will be explore the history of photography from two viewpointsthe
photographers and the invention and innovation of the camera.
Directions:
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Pick one photographer AND one inventor/invention to research about from the list below. SIGN
UP on the signup sheet to reserve your person and inventor/invention
2. Research (see prompts on page 2). Save relevant images to your H:/ drive as you are researching so
that you can use them for your visual journal.
3. Create your visual journals (see design requirements & grading rubrics on page 2/3).

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Alfred Eisenstaedt
Alfred Stieglitz
Anne Geddes
Annie Leibovitz
Ansel Adams
Addison Scurlock
Cindy Sherman
David Hockney
David Lachapelle
Diane Arbus
Dorthea Lange
Edward Curtis
Galen Rowell
Gordon Parks
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Irving Penn
Jerry Lodriguss
Jerry Uellsman
Joel Grimes
JR (search JR artist)
Lewis Hine
Man Ray
Margaret Bourke-White
Matthew Brady
Nigel Barker
Paul Strand
Richard Avedon
Robert Capa
Sally Mann
Walker Evans

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George Eastman
Joseph Niepce
Oskar Barnack
Johann Heinrich Schulze
35mm Camera
Adobe Photoshop
Flashbulbs
Tintype
Daguerrotype
Camera Obscura
Polaroid
Calotype
The Wet-Collodion Process
Dry Plates (Gelatin Process)
Brownie Camera
Kodachrome
Pinhole Camera
Instagram
Flexible Roll Film
1st Digital Camera
1st Cell Phone Camera
1st Digital Image
DSLR camera

Research Requirements:
For the photographer:
Research the following information about your photographer. USE THESE QUESTIONS TO HELP GUIDE
YOUR RESEARCH. It is assumed that not every question will apply to EVERY photographer! Write your notes
on a separate paper or collect them in a word document. (DONT FORGET TO RECORD THE WEBSITES YOU
GOT YOUR INFORMATION FROM!)
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Name, DOB (date of birth) , DOD (date of death)


Where from? Or where did they live mostly?
Time period in which they lived (ie currently, 1800s, world war II, etc?)
Did/does this photographer have another profession?
When in their lives did they begin taking pictures?
Describe this photographers style of photography?
Impact on the industry or society?
Has this photographer been published in books/magazines/calendars? If so, which ones?
Photographers motivation? (Historical record, advertising, social change, for arts sake?)
How might this photographer inspire you or others to take pictures?
at least 4 HIGH-RESOLUTION quality examples of their work

For the Inventor/Innovation:


Research the following information about your inventor/innovation. Write your notes on a separate paper or
collect them in a word document

If its an invention who is responsible for it (name/company, etc)? If its an inventor what did they
invent? What does it do?
Include an explanation of who/what they are and how they/it impacted photography be specific
about the impact on photography, how did it change the camera or the photographic process, or
society?.
Relevant dates (key invention dates, birth/death, etc)
Relevant images (at least 2)

Journal Design Requirements:


Photographer Journal minimum 2-page spread
Invention Inventor Journal minimum 1-page
Both journals should:

Be easy to read (finished text should not be in pencil)


Be visually appealing (nice to look at)
Use more than one material/technique in its creation

Name:

JOURNAL GRADING RUBRICS

Period:

Photographer Journal:
Criteria
Points Earned
1. Visual Journal research utilizes at least TWO full pages
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2. Journal incorporates at least 4 hi-res images relevant to the
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photographer with a caption to explain its connection
3. A statement from the student is included that explains how
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this photographer might inspire other photographers
4. It is clear that the student has thoroughly researched the
photographer and has presented detailed information about
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their history, style/type of photography and motivation to take
pictures.
5. Relevant dates and time periods are included to provide
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context.
6. The journal clearly exemplifies knowledge of basic journaling
techniques (header [title], eyeline, mixed media, layering
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materials, appropriate use of color, captions, lettering, etc) and
is easy to read. Finished text should not be in pencil (ink or
typed are acceptable)
7. Text/Web Resources are properly cited
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Note: full points = going ABOVE and BEYOND minimum
Comments:

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Total:

Invention/Inventor Journal:
Criteria
1. Visual Journal research utilizes at least ONE full page
2. Journal incorporates at least 2 hi-resolution images relevant to
the invention/inventor
3. Each visual has a written caption explaining what/who it is
4. There is a clear explanation of the invention/inventor and how
it/they relate the history of photography (impact on
camera/process/society)
5. Relevant dates are included to help provide a context for the
invention/inventor (key dates of creation and/or birth/death, etc)
6. The journal clearly exemplifies knowledge of basic journaling
techniques (header [title], eyeline, mixed media, layering
materials, appropriate use of color, captions, lettering, etc) and is
easy to read. Finished text should not be in pencil (ink or typed
are acceptable)
7. Text/Web Resources are properly cited
Comments:
Total:

Points Earned
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Note: full points = going ABOVE and BEYOND minimum

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