Be sure to use complete sentences and standard English spelling and grammar in your submissions.
Be sure to refer to required readings and/or supplementary material in your submission and include citations when appropriate.
Submit documents or compose your answers directly into WRITE SUBMISSION BOX–Do not write your assignment in the Comments section! See image below at bottom.
You may use attachments only for images or Word documents or PDFs or a Powerpoint for the Photography assignment. DO not submit any other type of document or links including Macintosh Pages.
This assignment is worth 100 points. SO DO YOUR VERY BEST.
Part 1 Photography:
Choose ONE of the 2 following options and then follow the directions–
Upload your chosen photographs with an explanation of how each one relates to the relevant category. You need to show how you really UNDERSTOOD each category and how you achieved it in your photos!
Create a surrealist photomontage in COLOR that has a theme that relates to issues of today. The image must be at least 8 x 11 inches in size and have at least 10 different images taken from different places that create one composition that makes sense and has a theme. The theme can be about anything that you want to talk about..whether a political statement, a vision of the future, a reflection of the past, etc… BUT YOU MUST FIRST UNDERSTAND WHAT SURREALISM is….(research it!), etc.
To create the photomontage, you can either cut up magazines and glue them together to create the image or use copyright-free images you find on the internet and do it digitally.
WARNING!!!! WARNING: A PHOTOMONTAGE is not a COLLAGE. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE, while similiar—-there is a big difference. You will need to do some reading and research to understand the difference!!!–DO NOT SUBMIT A COLLAGE). Here is an example: https://www.pinterest.com/dana9126/surrealism-and-photomontage/
Be a photojournalist!!! By using your cell phone or camera, you will take 10 different pictures that tell a story– documenting an issue that means something to you. It could be about immigration, politics, or personal issues, etc. See this site https://www.storybench.org/ten-principles-for-photojournalists/ and this site https://www.jotform.com/photography/35-powerful-photos-that-each-tells-a-story/
You may take more than 10 (can be color or B/W) but you can only turn in 10 images. And they must show the different aspects of the issue you want to talk about…so do not take 10 different images of the same event, but show a journey in that issue–let the audience know what you are trying to say or your point of view through the story. The idea is to get the audience to feel something about the issue or story you are trying to talk about.
For example, a former student did a photojournalist story in 10 photographs about what happened to his family during COVID when his dad lost his job. The photos started out showing the worries and disbelief in his families faces as they watched the news, then it went on in the different photos to show the struggles and anxieties of the family as they tried to find work or get tested as well as the various things they did to survive such as stand in food lines, how they coped in quarantine, etc.
THE PHOTOS MUST BE 100% YOURS! YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN IT!! REALLY PUT SOME TIME AND ATTENTION INTO THIS PART. PLEASE LOOK UP PHOTOJOURNALISM before you just start shooting..
You can put all your photos into 10 different slides in a powerpoint and then turn it in to a pdf and submit it. Or you can turn in the powerpoint file.
Part 2 Directions – Reflection:
Answer the following questions thoroughly and in well-written paragraphs. These are not simple 1 sentence answers so really be thorough:
What do you notice when you paint over a section that was previously painted?
What happens when you moisten the paper, then paint?
Were you happy with the final result? Why? Why not? What could you have done differently.
Describe each of the 10 images of your photojournalist assignment or the ones you chose for the photomontage you created. What was it about–how did they relate to your theme.
Do I have strong compositions?
Why did I choose the 10 images I did? How did they contribute to the overall project?
How well did I edit my photographs?
What would I do differently if I shot this assignment again?
Which activity did you prefer, painting or photography? Why?
How did this assignment help to reinforce concepts in this module?
Writing Tips Be sure to use complete sentences and standard English spelling and