Social Issues & MessagesSocial issues are matters that directly or indirectlyaffect many or all members of a society and areconsidered to be problems, controversies related tomoral values, or both.Social messages are works of art, music, film or textthat highlight a social issue with an intention to drawattention to it and help resolve the issue.Examples…
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Objective:• think about social issues that affect our community or the world• learn how to use photography as a resource for solving these problems• research social issues and consider how they affect you and society• study and analyze artwork that uses a social message• create your own original work of art with a social message
In your sketchbook…1. Compile a list of social issues that exist locally or in the world. You should include at least TEN different issues in your list.2. Choose the top THREE issues you would like to consider as part of your project. Circle them within your list from above.
In your sketchbook…3. Find FIVE examples of photographs portraying the top three issues you chose • Save them, print them, and tape or glue them into your sketchbook • Your examples could be simple photographs or graphic designs, such as posters, ads, etc.
In your sketchbook…4. Brainstorm ideas for your own photographs. • think about different things you would need to take pictures of • where you would need to take the pictures • who/what would be the subject of your pictures, etc. • your brainstorming can be sketches or lists
What you will do…5. Shoot a series of new pictures (40 minimum) based on the ideas brainstormed in your sketchbook. Your images should make a statement about the social issue.6. Compile and edit images into a poster type design. You should plan to add text and possibly create a collage using multiple images. How you use your photos is up to you…but it should be clear what social message you are trying to make.
Due Dates:Sketchbooks: 20 pointslist of 10 social issues, top 3 choices circled, 5 examples, andyour own well-planned & detailed ideasWednesday, April 17th40 Image Contact Sheet: 40 pointsTuesday, April 23rdFinal Social Message: 100 pointsThursday, April 25th