PowerPoint Presentation
for Mr. Zimmer's Photography Class


Choose one of the following artists.  Prepare a 10-15 minute presentation, which includes the following information:

  • 6-10 images that best illustrate the artists work
  • Significant names, dates and vocabulary associated with the artist's life
  • Significant information associated with each image
  • A proper bibliography citing ALL source materials.  Please include complete web site addresses (Ex. http://www.artsite.org)
  • Use at least one outside source (other than internet content) -- read and/or scan content from books, magazines and library data-bases. 

Fellow class members will be responsible for taking notes!  Be sure to highlight significant facts and pace your information carefully. 

Instructional PowerPoint sessions can be arranged.   Please make an appointment with Mr. Zimmer and be sure to propose multiple possible meeting times.

Photographers and possible topics:

Robert Frank - photographs the demonstrate our common humanity through images of various cultures eating, dancing, singing, etc.
Henri Cartier-Bresson -
the father of the "decisive-moment" approach to photography
Paul Strand - another Stieglitz protege, pioneer of straight photography
Annie Leibovitz - portraits of famous people (photographer for Rolling Stone and Vogue)
Edward Weston - produced magnificent pictures of primarily buildings and nature

The History of the Snap-Shot

Berenice Abbott - architectural studies of New York City in the 1930s - the Atget of Manhattan
Ansel Adams
- landscape photography
Diane Arbus - portraits of people outside the mainstream of society / psychologically disturbing portraits
Bill Brandt - surrealist and working class imagery, British, 1930-60
Harry Callahan - formalistic, minimalist portraits and landscapes
Roy DeCarava - documenting the African-American experience and its cultural icons
Walker Evans -
imagery of American society during the Great Depression
Lewis W. Hine - worked to expose the tragedy of child labor in the United States
Walter Iooss
- world renowned sports photographer; worked for Sports Illustrated for many years
William Klein - New York street photography in the mid-fifties
Dorothea Lang
- portraits of people during the depression
Jacques-Henri Lartigue - a child photographer, with exuberance and delight, France before World War I
Arnold Newman - One of the greatest portrait-makers in the history of photography
Gordon Parks - produced portraits of black political figures and social change in the fifties and sixties
Herb Ritts - portraits of famous people
Alfred Stieglitz
- helped photography become recognized as an art form

Presentation guidelines for Advanced students (second time students only):

Prepare a 10-15 minute presentation, which includes the following information:

  • A description of three or more professional photographers work that you find particularly intriguing
  • The PowerPoint presentation should include 12-16 images
  • Be prepared to identify and discuss the underlying ideas expressed by the work
  • Identify specific concepts, techniques and/or equipment, that led to success of the work

Fellow class members will be responsible for taking notes!  Be sure to highlight significant facts and pace your information carefully. 



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