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History of photography: Week 14

by: ChristopherMetallo

History of photography: Week 14 CNPH 24000-01

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History of Photography
Rhonda Vanover
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by ChristopherMetallo on Friday May 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CNPH 24000-01 at Ithaca College taught by Rhonda Vanover in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views.


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Date Created: 05/06/16
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 History of Photography Week 14: Day 1 - Mary Ellen Mark • Documentary photographer • Likened to Arbus • Photographing people living on the fringes of society • Rat and Mike with gun, 1983 - street photographer • Susan Meiselas - known for her work in Nicaragua - Documenting the insurrection - Molotov Man • throwing handmade bomb made from a pepsi bottle - up close and personal moments of war/strife/famine • Sebastiao Salgado - environmentalist - Serra Pelada, Brazil, 1990 • Entire picture where it overwhelms the viewer • Thousands of people working • Making the viewer a part of what he sees • Repelled and invited to look closer • Thomas Ruff - Studied under berd and bella becher - German photographer - Pushing the notion of what photography is and what it can be 1 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Solid background to separate figure from background - uniform subjects - photographed 60 passport like images - Using 3D imaging software - r.phg.03, 2012 • contemporary photogram using 3D imaging software printing them very large • • Lynn Cohen - Domestic an institutional living places - Void of human presence - Spa, 1999 • using large format photography • Cindy Sherman - shoots self portraits but dresses herself up as different people - Untitled film still, 1978 • reminiscent of film noir • questioning women roles in those movies • Hiroshi Sugimoto - focus on the transcendence of life into death - Aegean Sea, 1990 • using a large format camera • Nan Goldin - controversial - pictures of the transgender movement and drug use - took photos of an abusive relationship she was in and highly erotic photos • Barbara Kruger 2 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - feminist artist - Arbus was her teacher - more known as a graphic artist, doing collage work - We won’t play nature to your culture, 1983 - Appropriating images, using found works and manipulating them as her own work • Uta Barth - German photographer - her images border a painterly abstraction - put of focus Simon Norfolk • - Nigerian photographer - photographing wars aftermath • Cathrine Opie - known for photographing specific communities of people - challenges the notion of identity - photographing movements, queer culture - referencing JudithButler’s notion that gender is a construction - Chicken, 1991 • Larry Sultan - Pictures from home - Directing his parents to pose - Mom posing by Green Wall and Dad Watching TV, 1984 • mother is dressed well but father is ignoring it • wouldn't get the same effect if it was black and white - Known to photograph the porn industry 3 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 • Sally Mann - calls herself a southern gothic photographer - known for photographing her children - Analog photographer - Prints her own work - Southern Landscapes, 1998 uses old wet plate collodion process • • leaves a painterly feel to her images • can see that mark making in her images • Evoke some sort of emotion from her viewer • Doesn't print very large • Part of her mark making is dust on her photos - Scarred Tree, Depp South, 1998 • Vignetting is very forbodeing • gash in the tree could be a wound or could start to mimic a mouth • Something about the tree makes us look a little harder - Gregory Crewdson • The Haircut, 2014 • Hiring actor finding set and locations Week 14: Day 2 - Know Stryker reading, W Eugene Smith, Robert frank, FSA, Sontag Reading, John Szarkowski, no Roland Bart, Photographer Date Title, 3 Essays - Essay at Home 4 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 • Give Three Examples as to the power/ Authority that photography (image making) holds. (Your examples must include references that you have been exposed to over the semester) (less than 2 pages) - NO INDEX CARDS - FSA - REVIEW 5


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