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Portraiture
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Street
Documentary
Formal portrait
Intimate Portrait
Fashion
Art
Intimate Portraits
Definition:
Exploration of the photographers’ immediate environment.

Photographers:
Alfred Stieglitz
T...
Alfred Steiglitz
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Pioneer of Pictorialism

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Formed the Photo-secession – used a
number of elaborate techniques
manipul...
Left and Right: Georgia O'Keeffe
1918, Alfred Stieglitz
Georgia O'Keeffe

Paul Strand

1918, Alfred Stieglitz

1919, Alfred Stieglitz
William Eggleston 1939 • Captures image first time – no editing
• Henri-Cartier Bresson – the decisive moment
• Recognised...
William Eggleston
Jackson, Mississippi
undated
Los Alamos
2002, Dye transfer print

William Eggleston

Morton, Mississippi
1969-70
Formal Portrait
Definition:
A staged photograph in a studio or on location.

Photographers:
Annie Leibovitz
Norman Parkins...
Nicole Kidman
Annie Leibovitz
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Annie Leibovitz
Audrey Hepburn, Vogue 1955
Norman Parkinson

Legroux Soeurs Hat, Vogue 1952
Norman Parkinson
Whoopi Goldberg
Annie Leibovitz
Fine Art
Definition:
Manipulation of photographic medium to
create a work of artistic value

Photographers:
Julia Margaret...
Julia Margaret Cameron
"My aspirations are to ennoble Photography
and to secure for it the character and uses of
High Art ...
The Rosebud Garden of Girls
Paul and Virginia
1865, Albumen print
Julia Margaret Cameron

1868, Albumen silver print
Julia...
Chris Bucklow, 1959
Anima 7
Chris Bucklow
Documentary
Definition:
Documenting information about a subject over a period of time, using the camera
to record the worl...
Amish 62, Elkhart County, IN, 2002
Robert Weingarten
Amish 34, Holmes County, OH, 2002
Robert Weingarten
Dorothea Lange
FSA – Farm Security Administration

Documented rural poor in America
Great depression in 1930s
Debate about...
J.R. Butler,

Jobless on Edge of Pea Field

President of the Southern Tenant Farmer's Union
Memphis, Tennessee
1938

Dorot...
Activity
In pairs, research one category and analyse two
images by each of the photographers listed
below. Towards the end...
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  1. 1. Portraiture
  2. 2. Sub-Categories • • • • • • Street Documentary Formal portrait Intimate Portrait Fashion Art
  3. 3. Intimate Portraits Definition: Exploration of the photographers’ immediate environment. Photographers: Alfred Stieglitz Theodore Lux Feininger Dianne Arbus Arnold Newman William Eggleston
  4. 4. Alfred Steiglitz • Pioneer of Pictorialism • Formed the Photo-secession – used a number of elaborate techniques manipulating images • 291 gallery • Aimed to use photography as a creative medium Self-Portrait, 1907
  5. 5. Left and Right: Georgia O'Keeffe 1918, Alfred Stieglitz
  6. 6. Georgia O'Keeffe Paul Strand 1918, Alfred Stieglitz 1919, Alfred Stieglitz
  7. 7. William Eggleston 1939 • Captures image first time – no editing • Henri-Cartier Bresson – the decisive moment • Recognised as using colour photography as an art form
  8. 8. William Eggleston Jackson, Mississippi undated
  9. 9. Los Alamos 2002, Dye transfer print William Eggleston Morton, Mississippi 1969-70
  10. 10. Formal Portrait Definition: A staged photograph in a studio or on location. Photographers: Annie Leibovitz Norman Parkinson Cecil Beaton
  11. 11. Nicole Kidman Annie Leibovitz
  12. 12. John Lennon and Yoko Ono Annie Leibovitz
  13. 13. Audrey Hepburn, Vogue 1955 Norman Parkinson Legroux Soeurs Hat, Vogue 1952 Norman Parkinson
  14. 14. Whoopi Goldberg Annie Leibovitz
  15. 15. Fine Art Definition: Manipulation of photographic medium to create a work of artistic value Photographers: Julia Margaret Cameron Chris Bucklow Cindy Sherman Edward Weston Edward Weston
  16. 16. Julia Margaret Cameron "My aspirations are to ennoble Photography and to secure for it the character and uses of High Art by combining the real and Ideal and sacrificing nothing of the Truth by all possible devotion to Poetry and beauty.“ Photographed high profile people of the time – Alfred Lord Tennyson, Sir John Herschel Inspired by literature – Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelite Movement Subject matter from paintings of Raphael, Giotto and Michelangelo Whisper of the Muse / Portrait of G.F. Watts 1865, Albumen print
  17. 17. The Rosebud Garden of Girls Paul and Virginia 1865, Albumen print Julia Margaret Cameron 1868, Albumen silver print Julia Margaret Cameron
  18. 18. Chris Bucklow, 1959
  19. 19. Anima 7 Chris Bucklow
  20. 20. Documentary Definition: Documenting information about a subject over a period of time, using the camera to record the world. Photographers: Dorothea Lange Eve Arnold Robert Weingarten Magazines Lewis Hine Life Diane Arbus Picture Post Martin Parr National Geographic
  21. 21. Amish 62, Elkhart County, IN, 2002 Robert Weingarten
  22. 22. Amish 34, Holmes County, OH, 2002 Robert Weingarten
  23. 23. Dorothea Lange FSA – Farm Security Administration Documented rural poor in America Great depression in 1930s Debate about whether this image is a true representation of the mother. Migrant Mother
  24. 24. J.R. Butler, Jobless on Edge of Pea Field President of the Southern Tenant Farmer's Union Memphis, Tennessee 1938 Dorothea Lange Imperial Valley, California 1937
  25. 25. Activity In pairs, research one category and analyse two images by each of the photographers listed below. Towards the end of the se ssion we will discuss your research. • Portraiture – Dianne Arbus, Arnold Newman • Fine Art - Cindy Sherman, Kate Isherwood • Documentary – Eve Arnold, Lewis Hine

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