Photography has played an essential role in the media revolution. It has vastly enhanced our ability to convey information easily. Without pictures we would not be able to save all of the memories. We are grateful that we are easily able to take pictures at the touch of a button.
Since 2006, the HBU Department of Visual Art has appreciated a whirlwind of inventive exploration action and fleeting development while the administration at HBU has upheld a critical increment in assets for the School of Fine Art. The senior chief of the Department of Visual Art, Mr. Michael Collins, a very much perceived craftsman and educator, has shepherded the change of HBU's youngster Department of Art into a world-class School of Art. We likewise have another Artist-in-Residence program for our finest full-time personnel, and our Visiting Artist program permits remarkable craftsmen to work in our studios, collaborate with and instruct our understudies, and shape an innovative cooperative energy in the Department of Visual
Not all of America responded kindly to FSA’s photos and documentaries, or to the New Deal for that matter. Many claimed photographers and filmmakers along with Eastern bureaucrats sensationalized and “exaggerated the damage of the Dust Bowl, had vilified an entire region in order to score political points for the Roosevelt administration” (Dunaway, 2005, pp. 54-55). Though many alleged FSA photos were politically driven, Stryker held steadfast to his ideals and denied they served as government propaganda (Gordon, 2006; Brennen & Hardt, 1999; Stange, 1989). Some have argued the photos themselves were not propaganda, but became propaganda because of how they pushed a specific ideology on the public. Carlebach explains:
Stieglitz used form, line, and shadows to accomplish the same impact that paintings had on society (Ferebee). Whereas other photographers used other techniques to accomplish what was appealing to the human eye or society. His photos were of everyday life, clouds, airplanes, snowstorms, or to record that moment in time of history (Davis). One of his most famous works is “The Steerage,” along with many others such as (1903) Spring Showers, (1892) The Terminal, (1902) The Hand of Man, and (1893) Winter on Fifth Avenue (Lee). All of these images deal with some type of object or subject along with an element from nature. The elements from nature can be fog, clouds, rain, nightfall, and or snow. In the Spring Showers image, there is a tree with a water reflection and a man in the background that is visible softly (Lee). The Terminal image is an image that is softly focused along with being modern with the horse and buggy-drawn carriage. That particular image is simple yet shows a lot of emotions. In The Hand of Man photograph, the image shows a steam engine train with smoke coming out of the stack. The image is taken with another soft focus from the fog. Winter of Fifth Avenue is an image that is subtle yet simple with the complex lines from the snow leading your eyes around the image. The lines in the image also allow for your eyes to travel backwards and makes the image appear like it has depth. Stieglitz’s influence came from British photographer Peter Henry Emerson. Emerson believed that the camera should capture the true nature rather than alter the sense of what is true (Ferebee). Stieglitz’s impact on design was more of a photography impact. He proved that photography was an art form (Ferebee). His philosophy was “It has been done—the machine has plastically expressed life—a mechanically printed piece of paper breathes—it is a concrete
“Behind every great fortune is a crime.” The nature of the world we live in and the art industry are complex. Being an artist is a tough job. Well-known artists usually get a lot of media attention on any regular basis while some up-and-coming artists, get little or no such attention. Therefore, artist are always competing among themselves to come up with the best work to captivate people, stay on top, make a name for themselves and also a living allowance. Paintings, prints, drawing, crafts, photography are all forms of art which many artists specialize and utilize to display their creativity, sometimes bring awareness to certain social issue and also exploit the less fortunate for their fame. Some well-known artists like Vik Muniz in the
Specifically, mural art decorations cover most of the compound walls in Siriguyi, Ghana and communicate information that identifies the artists’ society. In this society art is functional and serves a purpose of not only being decorative but depicting the culture of the Nankani in its symbolism. Motifs and reliefs that are recognizable are highly regarded by the community. According to Kofi, "the Ghanaian artist, as a distinct member of his society he always wishes to create something that is recognizable in his symbolism... and he is disinclined to exceed the semi- abstract in order to express it." Generally, the designers (women artists) conform to the traditional decorations that demonstrate a preference for art that can be recognized. The lifestyle of the Nankani has a profound influence on the art that is produced. These influences include the physical environment, the agrarian customs and the general Nankani culture itself. Hence, the Nankani Compound in Sirigu, Ghana, in its art celebrates all that is important to their life and this is shown (the same) on their pottery, baskets, their homes and even on the skin thus cementing cultural identity. Each design is symbolic of some aspect of their culture. These mural decorations, function as an interpretational art piece of the community and is therefore, very highly
I have no qualms telling others that I was left on the side of a dirt road as a newborn baby. For many in the United States, the image is appalling. However, for most adopted Chinese-Americans it’s a harsh reality. Growing up I had the disadvantage of balancing between two cultures: the one I was born into, and the one I grew up in.
In the story “Time of Wonder” the writer and illustrator Robert McCloskey creates a mesmerizing picture book. Throughout the book he relates his message to the reader of taking time to enjoy the weather and nature. Likewise, the reader is able to experience these events directly with phrases such as “IT’S RAINING ON YOU” (McCloskey 10). One event the reader is able to conjure up is the ocean in Maine with the taste of salt on their tongue. Moreover, the reader visualizes the calm sea on a sunny day and fears the roaring wind before a hurricane. Yet, McCloskey allows the viewer to feel “…pleased to see that the storm-flattened sunflowers are once more lifting faces to the sun” (McCloskey 58). All things considered, McCloskey writes a story that expresses the enjoyment that readers can feel towards the weather and nature.
From being a tool that only used during special occasions and used by professional photographer to a device that almost every family will have at least one of it. The purpose of recording moments during special events has also expand to capture our daily moments. Other than being a tool that captures memory, people nowaday also use it to defense anxiety, bring comfort, and share happiness. People can get rid of anxiety of being separated apart and bring comfort at foreign environment by simply taking pictures. Most importantly it shares the happiness with everyone that photographer wants to share. Just as Sontag emphasises in her essay, photography is useful tool that captures the memories, defenses against anxiety, and brings familiarity. In additional, personally I also believe that photos can empower the world by sharing
Film takes photography to another level. Film, or the cinema “is objectivity in time.” For the first time with film “the image of things is likewise the image of their duration, change mummified as it were”.
“A Crime of Compassion” by Barbara Huttmann she talks about how she was working as a nurse in a hospital when she became very close to this patient and his wife. He had lung cancer and was dying a slow and painful death. Huttmann describes all the pain he felt, his wife felt, and how he begged the hospital staff to let him die only for them to ignore his pleas. She discusses how awful she, the patient and his wife felt every time they revived him and forced him to live a painful life he didn’t want to live. At the end of her story, Huttmann reviles how she purposely waited to call the code knowing that they would not be able to revive him again. Huttmann’s technique was to use illustration to convince her readers of the need for new legislation
Inspired by a collection of photographs in a book by William Dendy called 'Lost Toronto ' (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1993).
Street and commercial photography are two very different styles with different intentions yet they sometimes have a few things in common. These two styles can be portrayed in so many different ways. I will be comparing and contrasting the work of Zun Lee, a street photographer who specialises in portraiture and Matthew Coughlin, a commercial photographer who also specialises in portraiture.
Throughout my life I’ve had an admiration for the expression of human creativity, through outlets like music, literature, dance, and painting, Personally, I have and continue to express myself through music and dance, two passions of mine that have shaped my personality and identity. However, recently I’ve become increasingly interested in the painting aspect of art. Not my own art but for the appreciation of others, both ancient and modern. So when this assignment came to my attention, I approached it with honest interest and curiosity. The first step was to choose a museum. The answer was obvious, I chose to go to the Polk Museum of Art in my hometown of Lakeland. A place I had always seen but never thought twice about going into. I figured
First, the access to art is becoming increasingly open and available with a range of opportunities in the field. There is a