Exploring Photographic Style
Public speaking topic presented by Jeffrey Sward
A slide show with matching commentary.
 
The major stylistic and aesthetic approaches to still photography are identified and described. Examples of each style are provided. A supplementary presentation, "Selected Examples of Photographic Style," is also available. The intended audience includes active photographers at any level, and anyone interested in artistic choices or aesthetics.
 
Outline
 
The Gospel According to Eastman Kodak
Ansel Adams: The Ultimate Tourist, with the Zone System
Technique
Photojournalism
W. Eugene Smith
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Margaret Bourke-White
The Revolution in Documentary Photography: Robert Frank
The Never-Fail Image
Characteristics of Creative People
Surrealism
John Clarence Laughlin
Man Ray
Jerry Uelsmann
Collage and Multi-Media
Peter Beard
Robert Heinecken
Robert Rauschenberg
Computer Enhanced Images
Words and Pictures
Sheila Pinkel
Lorna Simpson
Political and Social Commentary
Cindy Sherman
Laurie Simmons
Staged Photographs
Sandy Skoglund
Joel-Peter Witkin
Urban and Suburban Landscapes
Joe Deal
William Eggleston
Bill Owens
Domestic Scenes
Mary Frey
Nan Goldin
Nicholas Nixon
Different Styles, Same Subject: Automobiles, Portraits, Babies
Style and the Individual Photographer
 
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