FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER PRESENTATION Directions: Students will be able to create a detailed google slides presentation (or other presentation with permission) about a famous photographer of their own choosing and present it to the class/peers within a five minute time frame. This allows for every student to be an expert on one photographer in addition to learning about other photographers from their peers. Students will utilize their information and imagery research skills, writing, and critical thinking skills. In addition, this lesson is differentiated for students who enjoy using technology, learning about art history, and applying their artistic skills in their school work.
Tasks:1.Choose a photographer that you will do your research project on from the list here Famous photographers past and present: Ansel Adams Richard Avedon Margaret Bourke-White Mathew Brady Robert Capa Henri Cartier-Bresson Anton Corbijn Glyn Dewis Joel Grimes Jill Greenberg Dave Hill David Hockney Walter Iooss Jr. Yousef Karsh Dorothea Lange Annie Leibovitz Neil Leifer William Henry Fox Talbot Jay Maisel Jonathan Mannion Tim Mantoani Jim Marshall Steve Mccurry Ed Mulholland Irving Penn Charles Peterson Cindy Sherman Timothy White Edward Weston Jerry Uelsman
2.Notify the teacher which photographer you would like to research (have a backup ready just in case another student has asked for the same photographer.) 3.Research and find information about your chosen photographer. *Record websites for your bibliography 4.Create a google slides presentation using these guidelines:
Full name of individual
Date and place of birth & indicate years of life (and if still living)
How influenced-by others in field of photography
How influenced-by circumstances in life
Awards, fellowships, grants, etc. (explain nature of award)
Typical subject matter of photographs made by this artist
What this artist is trying/ tried to communicate
Typical style of work
Geographic places this photographer shot
Significant contribution(s) to photography (or the art world)
What they themselves said/say about their work (quotes OK)
What others have said about the work
Select a layout, design, background, font, and animation for your presentation.
Every slide should have relevant information and/or an image that students write about in
the slide or verbally explain.
Information and imagery should be presented chronologically if possible.
The final presentation should be 15-25 slides.
Final presentations will be saved on google apps (a USB if you don’t have google apps) the class/peers. Presentation should
last 5 minutes. Make sure you practice prior to presentation day.
Crediting Your Sources:
Everything must be sited!
Create an informal bibliography slide at the conclusion of your presentation listing where