Friday 4-26 Activity
Critical Response Protocol - 4-26-19
Study the photo for a few minutes and write a paragraph answering the following questions about what you see:
1. WHAT DO YOU NOTICE? (Describe without judgment what you
I notice that . . .
2. WHAT DOES IT REMIND YOU OF? (What memory, experience, story, music, other work does this trigger? There are no wrong answers or associations.)
It reminds me of…
3. WHAT EMOTIONS DO YOU FEEL AS YOU ENGAGE WITH THIS WORK?
4. WHAT QUESTIONS DOES IT RAISE FOR YOU?
I’m wondering . . .
5. SPECULATE ON THE MEANING OR UNDERSTANDING THAT IS INTENDED OR CONVEYED IN THIS WORK
I speculate that . . . I think he or she was trying to say . . .
Excerpt from Time Magazine, 100 Most Influential Photos of All Time
"It may seem ironic that a photograph of cheap goods would set a record for the most expensive contemporary photograph ever sold, but Andreas Gursky’s 99 Cent is far more than a visual inventory. In a single large-scale image digitally stitched together from multiple images taken in a 99 Cents Only store in Los Angeles, the seemingly endless rows of stuff, with shoppers’ heads floating anonymously above the merchandise, more closely resemble abstract or Impressionist painting than contemporary photography. Which was precisely Gursky’s point. From the Tokyo stock exchange to a Mexico City landfill, the German architect and photographer uses digital manipulation and a distinct sense of composition to turn everyday experiences into art. As the curator Peter Galassi wrote in the catalog for a 2001 retrospective of Gursky’s work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, “High art versus commerce, conceptual rigor versus spontaneous observation, photography versus painting ... for Gursky they are all givens—not opponents but companions.” That ability to render the man-made and mundane with fresh eyes has helped modern photography enter the art world’s elite. In 2006, in the heady days before the Great Recession, 99 Cent sold for $2.3 million at auction. The record for a contemporary photograph has since been surpassed, but the sale did more than any other to catapult modern photography into the pages of auction catalogs alongside the oil paintings and marble sculptures by old masters."
Digital Photography – Anchor Activities
Must do first – Complete the assigned project, place photos in your Google slideshow, write your artist statement (found on Moodle), share your project with me, and fill out a rubric for your project
Then do next – Complete any of the six anchor activities, You may complete activity 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 multiple times by either taking/finding new photographs or trying new editing techniques
1. National Geographic - Use this website to view photographs taken by National Geographic Photographers.
2. Photo Manipulation – Use the website below to research simple Photoshop techniques to manipulate your work. Use any of the techniques you find interesting and apply it. You may use a photo you’ve taken or a photo you’ve downloaded from the internet.
3. Photo Scavenger Hunt – Take a photo to represent the 9 Visual Art Principles of Design. Place the photos in a Google slideshow and label which design principle fits with each photo. Share with me.
4. Contest Entry – Find a free high school digital photography contest online and enter. Show me your computer screen confirming your entry once finished.
5. Modern Photography – Browse American Photo Magazine until you find an article or artist that interests you. Read the article and write a one-paragraph summary. Email the summary to me.
6. Photography Careers – Research potential careers that use photography. Choose a career that you think looks interesting. Write a one-paragraph summary of the job description, salary, and required education. Also include why you are interested in that particular career.