DigitalPhotoDoc Syllabus

Digital Photo Documentary SYLLABUS: FALL 2016
ASSIGN MOPA: You are REQUIRED to see two exhibitions at MOPA.
The first, Defying Darkness, closes October 2, so you need to visit before then. There is no make-up for this.

The second, Boundless: A California Invitational, opens October 15.

Tutorials
Julianne Kost: Getting Started with Lightroom
Julianne Kost: Recent Lightroom Tutorials
Julianne Kost: What’s New in Lightroom CC
or, if you haven’t used lightroom or photoshop, or even if you have and you want to home your skills:
lynda.com
: $25/month
Lightroom CC Essential Training (2015) Chris Orwig

Online Photographic Mentors:
You will choose two photographic mentors for the semester with whom you’ll have ongoing conversations when you’re shooting. Why are they important to you. Why do they inspire you. And, you can ask them for assistance: how would they shoot this scene, person. How would they process the photo. Why?

You’ll research their work, watch any videos about them, spend time with their photographs.

This syllabus is PROVISIONAL. Depending on interests of students, level of technological expertise, potential guest artist visits, etc, I’d like you to be flexible so we can accomodate the maximum number of learning possibilities as they arise over the semester.

“A worthy subject is the most important discovery for artists—it’s the magnetic passion that burns at the core of their work, attracting or repelling us, and determining whether they will attempt to evoke what is deepest and highest in us.” —artist Alex Grey

WEEK 1  08-30
Documentary: 
This is freely adapted from Barbara Kopple’s Foreward to The Art of the Documentary: Documentary has always been about taking the time to go beneath the surface and find the heart of the story. Documentary photographers create unforgettable and entertaining projects that introduce us to people we never would have known, or show us a different side of people we thought we knew already. They take us halfway around the world, or maybe just to the other side of the tracks, but either way, it’s a journey that can change us forever.

What makes this journey possible is collaboration with the subjects of your photographs. Documentary photographers encourage and inspire subjects to tell their stories, and subjects learn to trust the photographer to tell it with honesty and integrity and beauty.

Introductions: Circle naming. As a collaborative class, it’s important for all of us to get to know one another.

Review: course requirements, objectives, and learning outcomes.

Create: a Website for the class: ongoing
Jean-Richard Perez
Gavin Hedges

Gary Scott format

Jessica Lehrman

Jessica Lehrman New York Times with story & captions

Zoe Savitz: Yoga on Format

Create: a BLOG at wordpress.com: If you already have one, help someone who doesn’t.
Connect your blog to your facebook page?
View a few projects from previous semesters
Brian Barry

Briana Brian

Briana Brian blog

Brandon Cooley

Sarah Hopper

Jerry Slough

Michael Sutliff

Blogging: As artists, what are your sources of inspiration? Please be as specific as possible. How do you feed your head/heart/hand, your work/passion/mission?

SCREENEd Ou: documentary photographer
Annenberg

HOMEWORK:
Take a look at Ed Ou’s website and Getty site
Getty
Website

WRITE:
post #1 on Ed Ou after taking a look at his Website
WATCH: Don Bartletti, The Roads Most Traveled: Causes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration  and write post #2
BRING: an external harddrive to the next class to set up a Catalog in Lightroom, or borrow a harddrive from check-out before class

WEEK 2  09-06
SET-UP:
class Blog page so we can view your first two posts on Ed Ou and Don Bartletti
ANNOUNCE: CSUSM Library exhibition, which we will attend as a class, by documentary photographer, Roberto Guerra; opens 09-12
CHECK-OUT policies & procedures
SET-UP:  external harddrive
REVIEW: blogs and view yours: how to enhance blogs

VIEW: shorts:
1. Exposure Triangle video, Marc Muench
2. Ashley Gilbertson, on Photographing Strangers
3. Ed Kashi & Ron Haviv, on Documentary Photography

DEMO: Introduction to Library and Develop modules in Lightroom; discuss using  tutorial
Julianne Kost: Recent Lightroom Tutorials

HOMEWORK:
WATCH: Library module + Develop module; get as far along as you can:
Julianne Kost:
Recent Lightroom Tutorials
Getting Started with Lightroom
What’s New in Lightroom CC
or
lynda.com 
for 10 free days and then if you need more time, pay for one month 
At lynda.com,
you want to watch Chris Orwig Lightroom CC Essential Training, a great learning program which will get you up to speed quickly. Highly recommended!!!

It is ESSENTIAL that you WATCH either Julieanne KOST or Chris ORWIG tutorials at lynda.com to get yourselves up to speed in Lightroom

WATCH + POST : Rick Smolan, Robyn Davidson, and Tracks  15 minute video
STUDY website + POST: Roberto Guerra: choose one project other than the (InVisible Project,) and write about it, and or do a series inspired by his photos


Week 3      09-13
NO CLASS Meeting at CSUSM: instead, sometime this week go to Defying Darkness, the exhibition at MOPA, Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, and write about one photographer in depth, minimum of the equivalent of a one page word document. Please do additional research on your chosen photographer, and add links and photos to your writing.

Experiment shooting photos in low light or in the dark influenced by what you have seen in the exhibition. Use whatever camera you feel comfortable with at this point.

HOMEWORK
WATCH continues: Library module and Develop module; get as far along as you can:
Julianne Kost:
Recent Lightroom Tutorials
Julianne Kost:
Getting Started with Lightroom
Julianne Kost: What’s New in Lightroom CC
or
lynda.com 
for 10 free days and then if you need more time, pay for one month 
Watch Chris Orwig’s Lightroom CC Essential Training

It is ESSENTIAL that you WATCH either Julieanne KOST or Chris ORWIG tutorials at lynda.com to get yourselves up to speed in Lightroom

WRITE + POST: Write in depth about one photographer from the Defying Darkness exhibition, a minimum of  a one page word document. Please do additional research on your chosen photographer, and add links and photos to your writing.
SHOOT + POST: Experiment shooting photos in low light or in the dark influenced by what you have seen in the exhibition. Use whatever camera you feel comfortable with at this point.
BRING
: CAMERAS (everyone) and Tripods (advanced students) for Outdoor CSUSM Photo Shoot at 5 pm
BRING: external harddrives to class


WEEK 4     09-20
GUEST: 
Nancy DiBenedetto:
BRING:
external hard drive to class
BRING: CAMERAS & TRIPODS
for Outdoor CSUSM Photo Shoot at 5 pm

Nancy will work with the students unfamiliar with DSLR cameras. Everyone else can take photos of the campus, portraits of each other shooting or posing, etc. She will let you know when to return to the classroom to upload your photos to Lightroom, and for her lecture.

HOMEWORK:
FIND: First Annenberg Artist on Annenberg Space for Photography website
SHOOT: with your Annenberg photographer in mind, a  series of photographs inspired her/him: again, if these photos can be used in some way for your  documentary project you’re thinking about, that’s great.
POST:
1. photos from CSUSM outdoor shoot
2. photos from shoot inspired by your Annenberg Photographer


WEEK 5     09-27
SCREEN: Photos
from CSUSM outdoor shoot on your blog: we looked at everyones on the monitors.

SCREEN: Photos
inspired by your Annenberg Photographer on your blog: A few of you did this.

DISCUSS: Scheduling of PhotoArchive  shoots for Theater, Visarts, Dance, etc.
Which lenses to use and why.
Sample: CSUSM student Andrew Pandes shoots Dance

Archive Photo Project: photo-archive-shoot-schedule


SCREEN: Krista Schlyer: Think Like a Scientist: Boundaries
Krista Schlyer: Borderlands
What happens when we have something very powerful to say?

HOMEWORK:
1.
Catch-up on all of your posts:
A. Be prepared to show your Annenberg-photographer inspired photos, and include photos from your artist who compelled you to choose him/her. (See the Homework assignment for 09-20, which also has the link for the Annenberg Space for Photography

B. Be prepared to show your shots inspired by the Defying Darkness exhibition. I asked you to “Experiment shooting photos in low light or in the dark influenced by what you have seen in the exhibition. Use whatever camera you feel comfortable with at this point.”
The international students are excused from visiting this particular exhibition. (See more under 09-13).

2. Be prepared to present your ideas for your major documentary project for the class as we go around the circle. You also can choose to use the faculty computer if you have some supporting materials/photos/links/inspiration, etc that you want to share. You might have some preliminary photos, etc.
Note: Next week, you’ll be asked to write a DOCUMENTARY PROJECT PROPOSAL. It might be helpful to look at this as you’re thinking about ideas for your project. It appears below under WEEK 6  10-04.


WEEK 6     10-04
Go Over in class: 
1. Importing files and nameing;
Naming files and applying captions once their in Lightroom: ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS keep the last 4 digits of your file name
2. Detail Panel: Noise Reduction and Sharpening
Especially important with low light and high ISO: lots of tips and tricks
Lightroom CC Chris Orwig
3. Exporting theater files for Suzette Ramos: ramossuzette08@gmail.com
4. Grids in Lightroom

SCREEN: Show photos from your Annenberg photographer-inspired photoshoot and discuss your chosen artist. A few of you showed this work towards the end of class on 09-27, so the rest of you will have the opportunity this week.

SCREEN: For the Week of 09-13 when you were asked to attend the Defying Darkness exhibition, I asked you to “Experiment shooting photos in low light or in the dark influenced by what you have seen in the exhibition. Use whatever camera you feel comfortable with at this point.”
(For international students, find a photographer whose work you are night photography you are drawn to, and shoot a series of images).
One choice might the the nocturne series of work by Philipp Scholz Rittermann 

SCREEN: “Identity Series: Our Home Grains,” Jaydee Dizon; also analyze format/dissemination of the work

Screen: Jeffrey Rich, documentary photographer: use of website as dissemination format

DISCUSS: Ideas for your major documentary project

ASSIGN: DOCUMENTARY PROJECT PROPOSAL: 250 word minimum
Some suggestions of points you might include in your proposal
1. Who is the primary audience for your documentary project?

2.What is the story that you want to tell through your photographs.

3. What is the general theme/focus of your project.
What other content elements (interviews, voice-overs, text, sound, music, text panels, etc).

4. Other content elements for the documentary project.

5. What are the smaller stories within your overall story

6. What research do you need to complete your project. This aspect is VERY important.

7. Why do you believe your project is worthwhile. How will it add to people’s understanding/appreciation of your subject. What is unique about your project.

8. What equipment will you require: technical needs to photograph, record, print, or project your story: lenses, camera, tripod, audio equipment, video, software and hardware for post-production, etc

9. What form/s will your final project take: publication, exhibition channels:
series of prints
photos & text panels
multimedia project with interviews, voice-over, sound, music . . .
book project
large-scale projection in/outdoors
online site

10. How will you disseminate your project: how will you promote your project once it is completed

12. What will help you to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of your finished project

13. Please include a general timeline for your project

INTRODUCE:
Google Nik Collection: Color Efex Pro

CLASS VISIT: after discussion, class will go to the library together for:
Photography Exhibition: (In)Visible Project
There are currently nine thousand men, women, and children in San Diego County who carry on with their lives hidden in plain sight. We often pass by –or look away from – our homeless neighbors because we feel there’s little we can do to help.

 The CSUSM University Library and the Context Library Series welcomes the (In)Visible Project by photographer Roberto (Bear) Guerra. The (In)Visible Project is a multimedia installation that presents an intimate and dignified human portrait of San Diego’s homeless population. Through timeless photographic portraiture and first-person stories, it offers  the opportunity to challenge their perceptions of those living on the streets in our midst. This project confronts the stigma surrounding homelessness, raises awareness about the realities facing San Diego’s homeless population, and provides an opportunity for our community to come together to learn, discuss, and take action to address the issue.


HOMEWORK:
WRITE & POST: DOCUMENTARY PROJECT PROPOSAL
SHOOT & POST: preliminary photographs for your documentary project
PREPARE: Presentation of your proposal with supporting materials: Photos, diagrams, audio, video, text . . . You will be sharing this next week.


WEEK 7    10-11
ANNOUNCEMENT:
1.
We received out grants for the SofA Photo Documentary Archive & Installation Project: discuss how to incorporate this in your CV/Resumes
2. Brian Barry, our liaison for the project, will talk about scheduling sign-ups

REVIEW: FINAL DOCUMENTARY PROPOSALS due: each student will present their proposal to the class. Please include your preliminary photos, as well as diagrams, audio files, or whatever is helpful.

Julieanne Kost tutorials
Creating Custom Collections of Images
Applying Changes to Multiple Images
Using the Radial and Graduated Filters

INTRODUCE: Google Nik Collection: Color Efex Pro

SCREEN: San Diego Tasting Rooms: Jerry Slough

SCREEN: “Identity Series: Our Home Grains,” Jaydee Dizon; also analyze format/dissemination of the work

SCREEN: Jeffrey Rich, documentary photographer: use of website as dissemination format

SCREEN: Latest Annie Leibovitz Project: Women: New Portraits

SCREEN: Jeff Sheng: Fearless Project and post in class: We will go to his lecture/presentation next week during class.
October 18th
The Sports Center
6:30pm-8:30pm
Special guest Jeff Sheng will be displaying his photographic work at CSUSM Concerning athletes within the LGBTQIA community. He will also be speaking about his own experiences as a once-closeted athlete.—from ASI
LGBTQA Pride Center, CSUSM

DISCUSS: Homework

HOMEWORK:
SHOOT
: a series of images for your FINAL PROJECT outlined in your proposal. Hopefully, your Annenberg Photographers will assist you with all of your shooting for your final project.
EDIT + POST: Shoot photos should be uploaded to your blog
INTERVIEW: Someone for your final project; or use another medium that you will be adding to your photographs for your final project, e.g. video, sound, etc.


WEEK 8    10-18
ANNOUNCEMENT:
 
• (In)visible, Insecure and In College: Critical Perspectives on Homelessness and Hunger at CSUSM
• Photographer Bear Guerra on Panel, Oct 20, Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the University Library Gallery (KEL 3rd floor)

VISIT: Class meets are 5. Then at 6:30, the class will go to ARTS 111 where Jeff Sheng, whose work has focuses on the 21st century LGBT rights movement, will be give a lecture/slideshow
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SCREEN:
1. Your edited and enhanced photos for your final projects, as well as your other medium. Get feedback from the class
2. Assign 2nd MOPA exhibition:Boundless: A California Invitational, which opened October 15: choose one photographer to research and write about, and when you shoot your own series of photographs, please keep the photographer in mind to offer inspiration.

Photographers in Boundless: A California Invitational:
Matthew Brandt
John Chiara
Kevin Cooley
Eileen Cowin
Jason Engelund
CJ Heyliger
Mona Kuhn
Michael Light
David Maisel
Carly Steward
Donna J. Wan
3. Books of Ice: Audio + Photography
SCREEN: “Identity Series: Our Home Grains,” Jaydee Dizon; also analyze format/dissemination of the work

HOMEWORK:
1. Select, Edit and Enhance best photos from the SofA Photo Archive and Installation Project up to this point. After a group critique next Monday, 10-25, you will upload your photos to the CSUSM BOX for the Project.
2. Continue work on your Documentary Project: post to your blogs each week re progress on your projects. Post another series of new images for your project. Also post images, diagrams, text, audio, video, etc, from your second medium that are relevant.


WEEK 9     10-25
CLASS:
1.
Group critique of photos for SofA Photo Archive and Installtion Project. You will upload your chosen edited and enhanced photos to the CSUSM BOX for the Project.
2.
Present your Documentary project progress, including a new photoshoot to the class. We will begin with the students who have not yet presented. Please remember to post about your second medium.

REVIEW: Metadata, Naming / Renaming Files, Collections, Use of Previous and Sync to edit a series of images
1. Put your chosen photos in a collection: edit, enhance, reduce noise, etc.
2. Use metadata panel to label: small_25OCT_1465  which is lastname_date_last 4 numbers of your file which is custom name and original file number: i will demo
3. Export as 300 dpi jpegs to a folder on your hardrive
Upload to Box. I will send you an invitation.

Collier Schorr, Art:21 Season 2
Her work explores issues of heteronormativity, and is an investigation of the gender binary in our culture and the mutability of gender. Also investigates performativity, critical theorist Judith Butler’s “the idea that gender isn’t something we are but something we continually do.”

HOMEWORK:
1. Continue work on your Photo Documentary project. post #3 due on 11-01: post to your blogs each week your progress on your project
2. Please be up on all of your posts—see list below—as I will meet with each of you individually to talk about your overall progress in the class while you work on your projects.


WEEK 10     11-01
BLOG POST to share with class: Photo Documentary project post #3
DISCUSS
:
1. Jeri talks about his Photo project and media presence
2. Brian gives us an update on SofA Photo Archive Project & CSUSM Box Archive
3. Please be up on all of your posts, as I will meet with each of you individually to talk about your overall progress in the class while you work on your projects. You will be formally presenting your work again next week.
DISCUSS: final output for your project: blurb.com

By 11-01-16, the following posts should be complete:
1. Ed Ou analysis
2. Don Bartletti analysis
3. Ashley Gilbertson analysis
4. Rick Smolan: Tracks
5. Robert Guerra
6. Photo Story of classmate shoot: CSUSM
7. Annenberg artist analysis
8. Photo shoot inspired by Annenberg artist
9. Defying Darkness analysis
10. Low Light photo shoot inspired by Defying Darkness photographer
11. Documentary Project Proposal & photos/explanatory materials
12. Documentary Project Photo Shoot #1
13. Jeff Sheng analysis after attending lecture
14. SofA Photo Archive Project
15. CSUSM Box Upload
16. Documentary Project Photo Shoot #2
17. Collier Schorr analysis
18. Documentary Project Photo Shoot #3
19. Post on second medium for Final Project: audio, interview, text, sound, etc.

SCREEN, DISCUSS + Post:
1. Natalie Fobes website
Natalie Fobes: lynda.com: Salmon Story and 10 year project
“Photographers are the eyes and conscience of society. Our photographs illuminate the dark corners of our cultural and environmental tapestry. These images record, for all time, the split second that the shutter remains open. Life in the present becomes history in the future.: —The Salmon Story to Seeking Out Adventures

2. An-My Le: photographer Art:21

2. Camille Seaman

Camille Seaman Ted Storm Chasing
Camille Seaman Ted Ice

HOMEWORK:
POST
: Shoot and work on second medium for your projects: writing, interview, audio, etc, and
Next week, you will be presenting your work-in-progress to the class at the faculty computer. Please be prepared to discuss your plans for your final output.


WEEK 11     11-08
1. Students Present:
A. Work in Progress Presentations: 
those of you who did not present last week!
This is your last chance to catch up!
See above for all posts that are due.

B. Second Medium: Everyone presents to us your work using a second medium

2. Final Project Output discussion: blurb book, projection, photo series installation
Please be ready to share what you will be doing.

3. Editing in-depth in Lightroom individually

4. Assign 2nd MOPA exhibition:Boundless: A California Invitational, which opened Choose one photographer to research and write about, and when you shoot your own series of photographs, please keep the photographer in mind to offer inspiration.
YOU MUST POST A SELFIE AT THE MUSEUM ON YOUR BLOG!!! THIS PHOTO MUST INSURE THAT WE KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN THERE!

Photographers in Boundless: A California Invitational:
Matthew Brandt
John Chiara
Kevin Cooley
Eileen Cowin
Jason Engelund
CJ Heyliger
Mona Kuhn
Michael Light
David Maisel
Carly Steward
Donna J. Wan

HOMEWORK:
1. VISIT MOPA:2 Posts: one on the exhibition and one on your selected photographer will be due 11-22.
NO LATE POSTS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
2. Work on FINAL PROJECT


WEEK 12     11-15
IN CLASS:
1. Continue output for final project 
discussion

HOMEWORK:
1. Work on Final Project: remember to write and post an update on your progress this week: either a photo shoot, your work on final output, second medium, etc
2. Work on your presentation of your chosen artist from the MOPA exhibition: Boundless: A California Invitational. Your write-up and post should include your research and images for presentation, and most importantly, why you chose this particular photographer? Why do you find them compelling. How might they influence your own work?
Remember to post your SELFIE at the museum
3.Pleasebring Blurb Books to share if you’ve done one before


WEEK 13     11-22  Class: Work on Final Project Presentation Formats: book, website, blogsite, installation, prints, video slideshow, etc.

1.
Presentations on your chosen artist from the MOPA exhibit: see homework above
(Blog Posts and Write-up about MOPA exhibition and presentation of your chosen artist are DUE!) 
NO LATE POSTS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

2. Final Formats for Documentary Projects:
A. Blurb books sharing and Tutorial: Go over downloading Bookwright from Blurb
Bookwright Tutorial: Read this before proceeding if you’re making a book for your final project
Bookwright video overview
Bookwright video training: 11 short videos: @ 20minutes total

B. Jeri presents 22Slides for website

HOMEWORK:
Be prepared
show work-in-progress on final Project Presentation Formats: book, website, blogsite, installation, prints, video slideshow, etc. 

Work on Social Media additions, Blog enhancements


WEEK 14     11-29
Class:  Show work-in-progress on final Project Presentation Formats: book, website, blogsite, installation, prints, video slideshow, etc.

Screen: The Most Influential Images of All Time
choose one to blog about

Go over Photo classes offered next semester

HOMEWORK:
A. Final Projects Due
B. All Blog Posts Due (not necessarily in this exact order)

1. Ed Ou analysis
2. Don Bartletti analysis
3. Ashley Gilbertson analysis
4. Rick Smolan: Tracks
5. Robert Guerra
6. Photo Story of classmate shoot: CSUSM
7. Annenberg artist analysis
8. Photo shoot inspired by Annenberg artist
9. Defying Darkness analysis
10. Low Light photo shoot inspired by Defying Darkness photographer
11. Documentary Project Proposal & photos/explanatory materials
12. Documentary Project Photo Shoot #1
13. Jeff Sheng analysis after attending lecture
14. SofA Photo Archive Project blogpost
15. CSUSM Box Upload: must be uploaded to CSUSM BOX for CREDIT
16. Documentary Project Photo Shoot #2
17. Collier Schorr analysis
18. Documentary Project Photo Shoot #3
19. Post on second medium for Final Project: audio, interview, text, sound, etc.
20. Post on Natalie Fobes
21. Post on An-My Le
22. MOPA post about the Exhibition: Boundless: A California Invitational, as a whole (INCLUDE SELFIE)
23. MOPA post about one artist in depth, and include a few few photographs you shot inspired by your chosen artist.
24. Progress report on final project
25. Any additional photoshoots for your project
26. Those of you who changed your final project considerably should revise or rewrite your proposal for your actual final project.
27. Post about one of the TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS OF ALL TIME
28. Final Project Post, and all Blog posts completed as well.
I am really looking forward to seeing all of your final projects!!!


WEEK 15     12-06
FINAL presentations of Final Project and Completed Blog

Ten (or so) Words that describe the qualities you’d like to see in your photographic work. Think about which images of your are most compelling for you, most profound, most delightful. What is it about the images that you really like?

Think about how your works aligns with your personal values, ethics, the person you are or striving to become.


RESOURCES

Nima Taradji: documentary photographer using Format: use of captions and text

Jessica Lehrman

Jessica Lehrman New York Times with story & captions

3. Using NIK software in Lightroom and Photoshop
Tutorials
Working with multiple filters: enhance face, blur rest
Post before and after images using Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro

SCREEN:
Richard Misrach: Dead West
Richard Misrach: cultural landscapes Katrina
Steve McCurry: Iconic Photographs

Hiroshi Sugimoto Art:21 Season 3
Water and air. So very commonplace are these substances, they hardly attract
attention―and yet they vouchsafe our very existence. The beginnings of life are shrouded in myth: Let there water and air. Living phenomena spontaneously generated from water and air in the presence of light, though that could just as easily suggest random coincidence as a Deity.

Let’s just say that there happened to be a planet with water and air in our solar system, and moreover at precisely the right distance from the sun for the temperatures required to coax forth life. While hardly inconceivable that at least one such planet should exist in the vast reaches of universe, we search in vain for another similar example.

Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view
the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a
voyage of seeing. -from Hiroshi Sugimoto’s website

Social Documentary
Don Bartletti
Catherine Opie: Arts 21
Sebastiao Salgado: Salt of the Earth
3.99 Amazon; no Netflix
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
Ansel Adams
Wasteland: Netflix streaming
Born into Brothels
Aaron Huey
Graciela Iturbide Arts 21
Margaret Bourke-White
Paccarik Orue: “There Is Nothing Beautiful Around Here
Jose Parda and JR: Cuba: Wrinkles of the City
; He Venido
JR portrait inspiration: Ted Talks: street as canvas, street as museum
Working anonymously, pasting his giant images on buildings, trains, bridges, the often-guerrilla artist JR forces us to see each other. Traveling to distant, often dangerous places — the slums of Kenya, the favelas of Brazil — he infiltrates communities, befriending inhabitants and recruiting them as models and collaborators. He gets in his subjects’ faces with a 28mm wide-angle lens, resulting in portraits that are unguarded, funny, soulful, real, that capture the sprits of individuals who normally go unseen. The blown-up images pasted on urban surfaces – the sides of buildings, bridges, trains, buses, on rooftops — confront and engage audiences where they least expect it. Images of Parisian thugs are pasted up in bourgeois neighborhoods; photos of Israelis and Palestinians are posted together on both sides of the walls that separate them.

Landscape
Sigur Ros: Heima
Phillip Scholz Ritterman
James Brandenberg: Chased by the Light
Environmental/Cultural Landscape
Natalie Fobes website, and at lynda.com: Salmon Story and 10 year project
Iris Nights Lecture
“Photographers are the eyes and conscience of society. Our photographs illuminate the dark corners of our cultural and environmental tapestry. These images record, for all time, the split second that the shutter remains open. Life in the present becomes history in the future.” The Salmon Story to Seeking Out Adventures
Edward Burtynsky: Watermark & Manufactured Landscapes
Camille Seaman
James Balog: Chasing Ice

Multimedia projects
Phil Borges: Documentary Photography and Film website
Phil Borges: Blog

War Photography
John Morris: Get the Photo
War Photographer: James Nachtwey
Bang Bang Club
1000 Times Good Night: free on Netflix streaming
Susan Meiselas

New York Times: One in 8 Million

Annenberg Space for Photography
Anna Davidson: Annenberg: Cuba & Northwest farming
Anna Mia Davidson is a freelance photographer who has worked on long-term photographic projects in Cuba, Ukraine and El Salvador. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Christian Science MonitorVanity FairThe International Herald Tribune and more. Davidson captured the beauty and importance of the sustainable farming movement in the Northwest through photographs from her long-term book project, Human Nature: Sustainable Farming in the Pacific Northwest.
Lecture Iris Nights
Behold: The Photo Blog
Daylight: We Were Here

James Nachtwey: A Look Back at James Nachtwey’s Career (5 min): Slide presentation with music and voice-over
Michael Wolf video
Michael Wolf website: Bastard Chairs
Michael Wolf Multiples

CHOOSE: your first Documentary Photography online MENTOR from Annenberg Space for Photography
POST
: About your photographer from the Annenberg Space for Photography site that you chose in class. What it about their work that compelled you to choose them.

ASSIGN: Grid Project: a series of images inspired by Michael Wolf and others

HOMEWORK: Grid Project: Shoot and post a series of images inspired by Michael Wolf and/or your Annenberg photographer, but think of Michael Wolf re grids. Try some HDR and Pano shots to play with the new Lightroom HDR/Pano filters.
If you’re not familiar with the Print Module to make your grid for 16 x20 printing at Costco, we’ll go over it in class next week

ASSIGN: Grid Project: a series of images inspired by Michael Wolf and others

HOMEWORK: Grid Project: Shoot and post a series of images inspired by Michael Wolf and/or your Annenberg photographer, but think of Michael Wolf re grids. Try some HDR and Pano shots to play with the new Lightroom HDR/Pano filters.
If you’re not familiar with the Print Module to make your grid for 16 x20 printing at Costco, we’ll go over it in class next week

SCREEN: Documentary Photographers
Preston Keres
Patrick Farrell: website
Patrick Farrell: Pulitzer Prize photo documentary in Haiti
Natalie Fobes & Phil Borges: Blue Earth Alliance
Natalie Fobes: Iris Nights Lecture

Annie Leibovitz and Pirelli Calendar
Pirelli Calendar New York Times
Annie Leibovitz slideshow
Video short: Studio Leibovitz

Getty Multimedia