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ART 106 Unit 6 Exam
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Experiments with photo gram, and color photogram; wants to investigate processes, not interested in postmodernism; used dead rabbits to take a photogram
Alfredo Jaar Lament of Images
Lament of the Images is a presentation of 3 photography-based installation works derived from the artist's experiences in Rwanda
-Lament of the Images installations as metaphors for the blindness of contemporary society bombarded with images
She took photos of everyday life for an African American; first comprehensive view of African American Photographers in her "Reflections in black" a history of black photographers
Gender transitions, color backdrop, subcultures; examines lesbian subjectivity in everyday life; well know for her work of portraits exploring the Los Angeles leather-dyke community; explores the relationship between mainstream and infrequent society
Mary Ellen Mark's subjects
American photojournalist; photographed Vietnam demonstrations, women's liberation movement, people who stood out; photo stories- the damned, celebrities, circuses, best know for portrait photography
Book "immediate Family"; photographed her children in her rural home
Conceptual, construct theme; a sculptor who made rooms and then took pictures of people in her rooms to make them "come alive"
Carrie Mae Weems
Photographs of her family accompanied by written stories; driven by a belief in the importance of recording family history; redoes Daguerreotypes
Canadian artist; backlit photo transparencies; mimic historical artists and literary figure in the figure orientation of his work; focus on slight human behavioral aspects
Wang Jisong Parents
Creating his first photographic series
-standard family, he observed the situations of retired couples living by themselves and decided to use this as a theme for his next photography project, parents
-series were parents who seemed to enjoy their independence after their children had moved away
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
-documented people involved with drugs and sex during the 1980's especially HIV/AIDS victims
-studies of logos
The influence of W. Eugene Smith
try to take what voice i have and give it to those who don't have one at all
-David Douglas Duncan's portraits
use of appropriation
-interest in indigenous people representation in photography
photographed people during transitional points in their life
American photojournalist and war photographer
-he holds the most honors of any photojournalist
-his book "Deeds of War' revealed his courage in photographing under fire
-he showed the horrors inflicted by both sides in conflict and beautiful hues & patterns of movement and voilence
Martha Rosler's essay
montage of life and war
-bring war images to domestic life
containers of light
-fragmentary, fuzzy pictures depicting light and color punctuated by wisps of identifiable subject matter
-focus work on imaginary plan (peripheral/marginal)
-sleek pleasure in simple looking
-become famous for her "untitled film stills'
-she photographed herself posing as particular female stereotypes
A fine-art color photographer noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the US
-helped establish color photography as a respected artistic medium
An american artist known for creating photographs using computer morphing technology
-first to do combination photos, blending all of the faces into one identify
The Dystopian series by Aziz and Cucher
Digital distortion, during the time of digital fear
-showed undesirable future, development of narcissism
-they cloned out moths, noses and eyes to create a series of repulsive human monstrosities
Nature needs to be preserved and studied, modern man is not in touch with nature
French performance artist
-gives her body to art: had repeated surgical remodeling done to her face to make it resemble art history versions of fem. beauty
-documents this remarking to target intense longing for perfection many feel about physical appearance
-creates events in front of her
-scientific study of insects
-used photography to depict consumerism, globalism
-evolution of oil (extraction, use, end - where everything ends up)
Yinka Shonibare's Diary of a Victorian Dandy
works in many media
-posed himself incongruously in the midst of figures enacting a scene whose setting, gestures, costumes, and colors resemble late eighteenth and nineteenth century painting
Time Magazine and President-elect Barack Obama
Time magazines 1993 combination of various human faces into one image seemed bold and even upsetting, though the image itself did not appear complex to the eys
-times post 2008 Barack Obama generated a lot of excited discussion in newspapers and in blogs but not discomfiture with the photograph process
-Arthur Hochstein and Lon Tweeten
Documentary Advertising and Panorama Magazine
During the 1990's Benetton revived a strategy used by corporations in the 1950's, such as pepsi-cola which hired accomplished photographers such as Esther Bubley to create "Documentary Advertising" for a multilingual magazine
Called Panorama, Pepsi's bimonthly aimed to lessen the hold of coca-cola on the latin american market by featuring international friendship and understanding
Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful
Martha Rosler conceived Bringing the War Home during a time of increased intervention in Vietnam by the United States military. Splicing together pictures of Vietnamese citizens maimed in the war, published in Life magazine, with images of the homes of affluent Americans culled from the pages of House Beautiful, Rosler made literal the description of the conflict as the "living-room war," so called in the USA because the news of ongoing carnage in Southeast Asia filtered into tranquil American homes through television reports. By urging viewers to reconsider the "here" and "there" of the world picture, these activist photomontages reveal the extent to which a collective experience of war is shaped by media images.
Chan Chao's approach to photographing the members of the Burmese resistance
He created large, direct portrait studies, concentrating less on the sitter's military exploits, which were played up in the press than on their routine da lives in the encampments along the border between Thailand and Burma
Paul Graham's Movement away from Black and White
With the example of William Eggleston's rambling tour of the American south in mind, Graham set out to show how color could add to the documentary record
-His uncompromising book "beyond Caring", an ironically titled look at the frustration and failures of Britain's social welfare system (took pictures sly/secretive)
Ricas y Famosas
Rich and Famous
i-D and Dazed and Confused
Urban music and club scene bred an anti-fashion industry and, with it, progressive magazines such as i-d and dazed and confused, which featured clothing and setting that would never have been published in more commercially oriented publications.
Arab Image Foundation and I.D cards
The effort to differentiate Arabs was also taken up by Walid Raad who combed the rich files of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, Lebanon, for ordinary photographs that would visually chronicle Arab diversity.
Ironically he found them among hundreds of commercial portraits made for ID cards and other public uses. Despite efforts to standardize the image, these conventional photographs show a great variety of physical features, an aspect of identity photographs also emphasized in the Guatemalan exhibition "why are we the way we are?
.Tyler Hicks' mix of art and photojournalism
Combat from the soldiers' point of view is presented by photographers embedded with the troops
These images often occupy the front page, above-the-fold, of the Times
"An outpost in afghanistan's borderland", front page, new york times.
Mocked the oppressive regime by making an accusatory hybrid of the identity card and mugshot
Describe Bill Henson's photographs
the use of chiaroscuro is common throughout his work, which is the a strong contrast between light and dark; duality is a common theme combined with adolescent subjects
Lorraine Leeson and Peter Dunn
The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems
a street and neighborhood in the southern portion of the NYC borough of Manhattan; a collection of photographs and poems by Martha Rosler
David Levinthal and Garry Trudeau
worked together on a project in which Levinthal took grainy sepia photos of WWII era Nazi toy soldiers and battle equipment called "Hitler Moves East"
Corinne Day and Nick Night
British fashion photographers
Annette Messager's Mes Voeux (My Vows)
Jo Spence and Rosy Martin
Visible Human Project
an effort to create a detailed data set of cross-sectional photographs of the human body in order to facilitate anatomy visualization applications
Felix Gonzalez-Torres; Unititled; print on paper
Torres allowed visitors to take on card from the pile, making each of them a collaborator to the piece
Jeff Wall; Dead Troops Talk; cibachrome transparency
Wall's use of software was normally not noticeable except for in his larger prints, and the use of actors in this one helped depict an incident similar to ones to previous historical photographs.
Andreas Gursky; Bundestag, Bonn; mixed media
Thomas Ruff; Portrait; chromogenic color print
Ruff was known for his richly detailed yet uninformative portrait photographs.
Uta Barth; Ground #42; color photograph on panel
The rooms in Barth photographs are almost empty, emphasizing their purpose as containers for light.
Yinka Shonibare; Diary of a Victorian Dandy; c-type print
Famous painting also served as source of fabricated images, such as this one in which the artist posed himself in between figures enacting a scene in the late eighteenth century.
Wolfgang Tillmans; Lutz and Alex Sitting in the Tree; c-type print
Tillmans achieved an international reputation for photographing his group of friends.
Corinne Day; Georgina, Brixton; c-print
Late twentieth century fashion photography favored a gritty realism, such as in Day's photo in which a model with dirty feet and designer lingerie is posing in a littered room.
Thomas Demand; The Clearing; c-print
Demand would sometimes construct a painstaking scene with no paper trail in the media, such as this one that was purchased by MoMA.
Daniela Rossell; Paulina with Lion from Ricas Y Famosas; color photograph
Rossell documents the extravagant and conspicuous consumption of Mexico's rich in her series.
Anthony Goicolea; Ash Wednesday; digital c-print
Goicolea is intrigued by fairy tales and science fiction, which is why he stages odd scenes that involve boys or male teenagers caught in the act of some strange deeds.
Rineke Dijkstra; Tiergarten; c-print
Dijkstra's photographs focus on fact and symbol, and her photographs are lush, informative, and loving.
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