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History of Photography: Week 12

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History of Photography: Week 12 CNPH 24000-01

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Africa, Japan, and photography in the US in the 1960's.
History of Photography
Rhonda Vanover
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Date Created: 05/06/16
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 History of Photography Week 12 - Africa • Africans learn camera work and business procedures in european run eat, or as part of a service to colonial military units • Keita - Two Women, 1959 • traditional way of dress • no sensationalizing • figure absorbed into the patterned background, textiles of th country - The progressive photographic Society • Johannesburg • Drum Magazine. Served as a showcase for writers who wanted to portray contemporary culture • Showcased SA photographers - Japan Pictorialism dominated landscape and portrait photo in the 30’s • • Modernism influenced sharp angles and close ups in art photo, advertising, and portraiture - WWII • Japanese photographers arrived after the bombing • Yosuke Yamahata (Japanese mlitary photographer) - photographed the devastation day after the bombing - only one to photograph - Boy with rice ball, 1952, gelatin silver print • stuff on his face 1 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 • no BG which isolates figure • Traditional clothing • looking straight at the viewer • presented in the family of man - Americans don't see these for years • Tomatsu - A bottle melted and deformed by atomic bomb heat, 1961 • resembles animal slaughter or entrails • Hosoe - Kamaitachi 31, 1968 • 11:30 • Light meant to represent bomb blast • Moriyama - stray dog, 1971, gelatin silver print • Vantage point of the dog • Looks ravaged and more savaged • dirty exhausted stray dog • looks menacing and hurt (like japan) - Street Modernism - David Douglas Duncan • Untitled cover of life magazine, dec.25 1950 - Looks like he has had enough of his situation - Not promoting being a soldier but just documenting it in an emotive way - Street Modernism • Artistic movement that happens in the US during the core period of both WW 2 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 • 1960’s - Conceptual art movement grows - Berlin all erected - cuban missile crisis - kennedy, rober f kennedy, MLK assassinated - Society for photographic education formed - Nixon is pres. - anti american demonstrations on US campuses - Apollo moon photographs - Korean War - Szarkowski’s The Photographer’s Eye • director at MOMA • book tells us why we make what we make and why it is important • Aaron Siskind - Emotional, psychological, personal - Jerome, Arizona. 1949, GSP • Isolating • if it wasn't for sharpness it may resemble painting • Surrealism and abstraction become international visual languages, not only in advertising, but also for a younger generation of artists • Frederick Sommer - widely known as a photographer but also did many of the other fine arts - Arizona Landscape, 1943, GSP • Hard to see • Using surreal - Max Ernst, 1946, composite print 3 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 • Doing anything he can to make his work look different • agitating the image - Coyotes, 1945 • removal of the viewer, allowing us to look without being there • We aren't participating in the moment - Photography was a process herein the visual world was rediscovered Minor White • - talked about how people viewed a photograph an how they understood it - He is the Guru of photography - Empty Head, From Sequence 14 of sound of hand clapping, 1962, GSP - Sequences into series to provoke a feeling state for the viewer - Aperture-1953 • promoted photography and good writing about photography • Robert Frank - responsible for one of the most heavily influenced photographic books in the last 50 yrs - The Americans • Photographs the way he sees america, photographing every demographic he can • Exploring territories he has never been in before • Bus Photo - Segregation - diversity on the bus - several portraits in one photograph - reflections in the windows - frames within frames 4 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - Gaze - They all have They’re looking right at Frank and isn’t frightened to take the photograph • Drug Store, Detroit, 1955, GSP - The ability of the photograph to resonate with the viewer • Harry Callahan - personal response to his own life - Encouraged his students to turn their cameras on their own lives - Chicago, 1961, GSP • using light and perspective - Eleanor, 1947, GSP - Experiments with photography • Roy Decavera - The Sweet Flypaper of Life - Photographs are dark, printing in the tonal range of the skin tones of subjects - Graduation, 1949, From Sweet Flypaper, 1955 - 1st Black photographer to win a guggenheim fellowship - How much could be imagined in the shadows of a photograph • Arthur Fellig (weegee) - Documenting street photography in lower manhattan - capturing victim and observer ‘captures murders’ - Their 1st Murder, 1941, GSL flash gives finite details to the subjects • • sensationalizes the photograph - Anthony Esposito, Accused Cop Killer, 1941, GSP • Elliot Erwitt 5 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - Spain, 1995 • men are looking at unclothed, woman is looking at clothed - United Kingdom, 1991 - Uses compositional elements to play with the viewer - well known for photographing dogs - Uses scale - California, Couple kissing, 1955 - Argentina, 2001 - Cracked Glass with Boy, colorado, 19 Week 12: Day 2 - 1967: New Documents - 1976: Eggleston Color exhibition - New Documents • MOMA, 1967 • Daine Arbus - Arthur Fellig and was mentors - Family of merchants - Child with toy hand grenade in central park, 1962 • looks deranged because he is done posing for her - Photographs the arranged and challenged - Identical Twins, new jersey, 1967 • facial expressions are different • Look creepy 6 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 • inspired a lot of film directors - Photographing the flaw, terror in image making • Garry Winograd - Street Photographer from the bronx - Known for his portrayal of american life and social issues - photos appeared in family of man - American Legion Convention, Texas, 1964 • Lots of veterans • no sympathy for guy without legs because everyone had been through it - Took a lot of pictures at the zoo, looking for connections between humans and animals • Lee Friedlander - American photographer - capturing urban landscape of 60’s and 70’s - Reflections and using things that reveal america - Influenced by roger frank and walker evans - New Orleans, 1968, GSP - • Introducing a new generation of photographers - Lisette Model • Alberta Alberta, Huberts 42nd street flea circus 1945 • real people expressing a universal humanity - Ralph Eugene Meatyard • Romance from Ambrose Bierce, no3, 1962 • experimented with different aspects of photography • using natural light 7 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - Bruce Davidson • american photographer • meets Henry Cartier Bresson • Reverend Martin Luther King at a press conference, Alabama, 1962 • Black Americans, Alabama, 1963 - separation - taking away signs, furthering separation beyond race • Female protester taken away by police, 1963 - background compliments foreground • Black Americans, Alabama, 1965 - beyond showing protests he shows how people live their basic lives - Larry Clark • Untitled, 1963 - Photographs people he knows - Trange angle - Baby is looking at camera, man is not - man is ignoring the child, more concerned with looking cool - Baby does seems to mind - Work is about the man • Photographs things that are taboo • Accidental Gunshot wound, 1971, GSP - Suburbia • Robert Adams • Duane Michals - Self taught photographer - Fabricates unreal and improbable scenarios 8 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - The Boogeyman, 1973, GSP • Coatrack mimics human figure • nightmare, fear - Questions reality using scale and frame • Bill Owens - photographing everyday life of people after WWII, defining suburbia through photograph - Untitled, 1972 • Lewis Baltz - Southwest Wall, Ware, Malcom & Garner 1974 - New Topographic: Photographs of a man altered landscape • Shown at eastman Kodak in the 70’s • Robert Adams - Newly Occupied Tract Houses, Colorado, 1968 - Bernd and Hilla Becher • Typology - Richard Avedon • fashion photographer • Captures the model at appealing and awkward moments • Capturing situations or gestures that were different • photographed with a crew • Series: in the American West - project lasted 5 yrs - Kodak • uses leading photographers to promote the use of color film • Ansel Adams 9 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 • Paul strand • Charles Sheeler • Edward Weston 10


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