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  • 1.Photography Chapter 7

2. Jane and Louise Wilson.The Silence Is Twice as Fast Backwards I . 2008. 72 square. Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 3. Evolution of Photography

  • Photography literally means light writing
  • The concept of the camera started with the camera obscura
    • Camera obscura literally means dark room
    • A box or room with a small hole projects what is outside
    • Originally used to assist with drawing

4. Evolution of the Camera Obscura . Sixteenth-century camera obscura. Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 5. Evolution of the Camera Obscura . Seventeenth-century portable camera obscura.Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 6. Evolution of the Camera Obscura . Seventeenth- to nineteenth-century table model camera obscura. Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 7. The First Photograph

  • Made by Joseph Nicephore Niepce
    • He used a camera obscura
    • He sensitized a pewter metal plate
    • It took eight hours to expose the photo

8. 9. The Invention of Photography

  • There is much debate about who invented the process we know as photography
  • Some think Daguerre, others Talbot

10. Jacque Mande Daguerre

  • Created the process known as Daguerrotypes
  • Involved highly toxic chemicals such as mercury
  • Has a highly metallic finish

11. Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre.Le Boulevard du Temple . 1839.Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 12. William Henry Fox Talbot

  • Created the salt print
    • He coated paper with salt and silver nitrate
    • This darkens as it exposes to light

13. 14. 15. Potraits and Photography

  • Before photography, painting was the only way to have a portrait made
    • Only the very rich could afford this
  • With the invention of photography, many people could now afford portraits

16. Julia Margaret Cameron.Julia Jackson . March 1886. 13-1/4 11. Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 17. 18. 19. Photography as an Art Form

  • 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
  • Photography, contrary to some opinions, can be extremely expressive and creative

20. Henri Cartier Bresson

  • Invented the idea of the decisive moment
    • Decisive moment:that one moment when you are looking through your viewfinder and all the elements come together to create the perfect photography

21. Henri Cartier-Bresson.Place de l'Europe Behind the Gare St. Lazare, Paris . 1932. Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 22. Photography and Social Change

  • Photography is uniquely suited to documentary work
  • From the very beginning photographers used the medium to show others what they could not see for themselves
  • These photographers find it very important to spread awareness and affect change

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. 24. Margaret Bourke-White.Louisville Flood Victims . 1938.Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 25. Ansel Adams.Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California . 1944.Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 26. Gary Braasch.Polar Bear Outside Barrow, Alaska . 2008.Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 27. Color Photography

  • Color photography was looked down upon by art photographers for many years
  • In 1976, William Eggleston exhibited his color photographs of everyday objects
    • He got horrible reviews
    • He is now considered a pioneer in color photography as art

28. William Eggleston.Untitled( Nehi Bottle on Car Hood ). FromLos Alamos Portfolio . 19651974.Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. 29. Binh Danh.Iridescence of Life #7 . 2008. 14 11 2.Copyright 2011, 2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.