The Name of the Photographer

please write an essay 3 full pages about:

A book must be used for this research ; the Internet my be used only for supplementary information , not for visual information .

Go to the library and find a complate book by one photographer whose work you like . The photographer must be working in black and white photography .

Read the book to find the following :

1. bio Data

Born when , where , does this affect the work ?

Personal influence ( parent who bought the first camara ?)

Personal quirks ?

2. Technical Data

type of equipment used ( 35 mm 1/4 , view camera ) and how it affected the photographer’s work

Any special processes , chemistry , or technology used .

3 . Sociological Data

Era in which the photographer lived : social movement ( i.e. Depression? Nazism ?) ; and how this affected the work political/social context of the time .

4 . The individual’s work

Professional influence ( artist / photographers , art movements ) Fellow artists / photographers , contemporaries, directorial, commercial ?; subjects ( portraits, landscape ?)

Body of work : how much did the photographer do? What was it all about ? Talk about the content .

Achievements : award, fellowships, etc.

5. An analysis of 3 your favorite photos by this photographer : why do you “like” these photos ? ( Is it the subject ? Do you agree with the content ? Do you respect the photographer’s technical expertise ? Is it his sense of composition that you enjoy ?)

Why do these photos work ? Why do they compel us to look at them ? What would you have to do to make photos like these ?