How do you photograph an idea? 

Exhibition Samples


Creating a series of photographs that relate visually and conceptually. 

The format of the Inspired-By assignment with YOU as the inspiration.
Photographs can be strictly personal but most photographs are meant to be shared.
An artist creates work to impress, entertain and or enlighten the viewer.
Your images can be shared in many ways - posting, publishing and exhibiting.

Creating a series of photographs that relate visually and conceptually.
The goal is to express your concept by using symbols and/or 
not a literal illustration. 

You will produce a collection of images similar to the groups of images found in a publication like Light Work's Contact Sheet or in a gallery or museum show.

What is an 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. 

Your Ideas on a wall

Sharing your perceptions of the world or Stating your views

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 social awareness.
You are the cultural observer, recorder, documenting an aspect of our society or exploring your personal artistic vision.


You will shoot multiple sessions exposing many images.
You will produce a slideshow of related images.
You will create a title for the total production.
You will create an artist statement for this work.
The complete statement will be on the on-line form.
A condensed artist statement will be the last slide in your presentation.

Consider sequence, flow and unity of design and content to strengthen your series.
Steps for completion of this assignment:
1) Consider your options and opportunities and create a written proposal using the online form.
Consult with the instructor to make sure this project will work for the class.

2) Shoot your first 100 or more images exploring your ideas- using techniques learned in class- be bold and creative.  Fill out the Evaluation for each shoot.

4) Consult with instructor 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.
Include an artist statement and title for the series. 

7) Organize your files