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  • Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York.
  • Bayerisches National Museum, Munich (R6312).
  • Gernsheim Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • © H. Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos.
  • Museum of the City of New York, The Jacob A. Riis Collection (#155) (
  • Margaret Bourke-White/Life Magazine © TimePix.
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  • © 2008 Gary Braasch.
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  • Art Appreciation-Chapter7

    1. 1. Photography Chapter 7
    2. 2. Jane and Louise Wilson. The Silence Is Twice as Fast Backwards I . 2008. 72″ square. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    3. 3. Evolution of Photography <ul><li>Photography literally means light writing </li></ul><ul><li>The concept of the camera started with the camera obscura </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Camera obscura literally means dark room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A box or room with a small hole projects what is outside </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Originally used to assist with drawing </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Evolution of the Camera Obscura . Sixteenth-century camera obscura. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    5. 5. Evolution of the Camera Obscura . Seventeenth-century portable camera obscura. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    6. 6. Evolution of the Camera Obscura . Seventeenth- to nineteenth-century table model camera obscura. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    7. 7. The First Photograph <ul><li>Made by Joseph Nicephore Niepce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He used a camera obscura </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He sensitized a pewter metal plate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It took eight hours to expose the photo </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. The “Invention” of Photography <ul><li>There is much debate about who invented the process we know as photography </li></ul><ul><li>Some think Daguerre, others Talbot </li></ul>
    9. 10. Jacque Mande Daguerre <ul><li>Created the process known as Daguerrotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Involved highly toxic chemicals such as mercury </li></ul><ul><li>Has a highly metallic finish </li></ul>
    10. 11. Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre. Le Boulevard du Temple . 1839. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    11. 12. William Henry Fox Talbot <ul><li>Created the salt print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He coated paper with salt and silver nitrate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This darkens as it exposes to light </li></ul></ul>
    12. 15. Potraits and Photography <ul><li>Before photography, painting was the only way to have a portrait made </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only the very rich could afford this </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With the invention of photography, many people could now afford portraits </li></ul>
    13. 16. Julia Margaret Cameron. Julia Jackson . March 1886. 13-1/4″ × 11″. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    14. 19. Photography as an Art Form <ul><li>The public was reluctant to label photography as an art form and to this day, many people have doubt as to whether it is an art form </li></ul><ul><li>Photography, contrary to some opinions, can be extremely expressive and creative </li></ul>
    15. 20. Henri Cartier Bresson <ul><li>Invented the idea of “the decisive moment” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decisive moment: that one moment when you are looking through your viewfinder and all the elements come together to create the perfect photography </li></ul></ul>
    16. 21. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Place de l'Europe Behind the Gare St. Lazare, Paris . 1932. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    17. 22. Photography and Social Change <ul><li>Photography is uniquely suited to documentary work </li></ul><ul><li>From the very beginning photographers used the medium to show others what they could not see for themselves </li></ul><ul><li>These photographers find it very important to spread awareness and affect change </li></ul>
    18. 23. Jacob Riis. Five Cents a Spot . Unauthorized lodging in Bayard Street Tenement . c. 1890. 6-3/16″ × 4-3/4″. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    19. 24. Margaret Bourke-White. Louisville Flood Victims . 1938. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    20. 25. Ansel Adams. Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California . 1944. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    21. 26. Gary Braasch. Polar Bear Outside Barrow, Alaska . 2008. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    22. 27. Color Photography <ul><li>Color photography was looked down upon by art photographers for many years </li></ul><ul><li>In 1976, William Eggleston exhibited his color photographs of everyday objects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He got horrible reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is now considered a pioneer in color photography as art </li></ul></ul>
    23. 28. William Eggleston. Untitled ( Nehi Bottle on Car Hood ). From Los Alamos Portfolio . 1965–1974. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    24. 29. Binh Danh. Iridescence of Life #7 . 2008. 14″ × 11″ × 2″. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.