This is your opportunity to refine your work and share your own artistic
Photographs can be strictly personal but most photographs are meant to
An artist creates work to impress, entertain and or enlighten the viewer.
Your images can be shared in many ways - posting, publishing and exhibiting.
You will produce a collection of images similar to the groups of images
found in a monograph publication like Light Work's Contact Sheet or
in a gallery or museum show.
Images should relate to each other technically, formally and conceptually.
The collection of images will be presented in a sequenced presentation
or organized as prints on a gallery wall.
The images will express an idea or concept that conveys meaning or experience
to the viewer
The goal is to express your concept by using symbols and/or metaphor -
not a literal illustration
is made up of many different cultures, subcultures, and lifestyles.
We all have aspects of our lives that others might not be aware of.
For this project you are to express your personal artistic vision, your
thoughts or impression of your world.
create a series of 4-6 images that relate to each other and express this
vision or idea.
1. any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding,
awareness, or activity.
2. a thought, conception, or notion:
3. an impression:
4. an opinion, view, or belief:
5. a plan of action; an intention:
6. a groundless supposition; fantasy.
7.a philosophy.a concept developed by the mind, a conception of what is
desirable or ought to be; ideal.
SUBJECT MATTER IS YOUR CHOICE-
THINK OF EXPRESSING YOURSELF THROUGH YOUR CHOICE OF SUBJECTS.
You should be familiar with your subject and have the accessibility to
photograph your subject in depth and repeatedly.
This is a project about investigation and awareness.
You are the cultural observer, recorder, documenting your personal artistic
You will shoot multiple
sessions exposing many images.
You will print your final images for critique
and/or present the project in a pdf presentation.
You will create a title for the total project.
You will create an artist
statement for this work.
The complete statement will be on the on-line
A condensed artist statement will be the last slide in your presentation,
or printed for display.
Consider sequence, flow
and unity of design and content to strengthen your series.
for completion of this assignment:
Consider your options and opportunities and create a written proposal
using the online
with the instructor to make sure this project will work for the class.
Shoot your first 100 or more images exploring your ideas- using techniques
learned in class-
be bold and creative.
4) Consult with
instructor and classmates to develop strategies for completion.
You must have the first attempts evaluated before shooting the followup.
5) Start sequencing
your images and do a first draft presentation.
Shoot more images-
if you change your project fill out another proposal.
6) Produce the
final presentation for critique in class.
artist statement and title for the series.