Research the following photographers:
Consider both primary and second sources for research. Start with internet based search. Photographer’s personal websites (when available) should be your first source. Then follow the leads from respected institutions such as museums and contemporary art galleries over individual blogs. Also consider searching on YouTube and Vimeo for documentary excerpts and interviews. Many photographers have also been covered on ART21 (https://art21.org/artists/ (Links to an external site.)) Lastly, look for books and articles which include work by the photographer.
Research responses need to be 200 words or more in length for each photographer, spell checked, and must cover the following aspects:
1. Subject, subject matter, concepts, intensions, and ideas behind the work. Where, when, and why the photographs were made. This information is often available in the artist statements, curatorial statements, and other published materials. These are the most important aspects in understanding any artwork.
2. How the work was made. Camera technology, and other techniques that contribute to the strength of the work being researched. This information might be available in the artist statements, or is referenced in image descriptions. This aspect might be significant in conceptual work, and process-based art practice, where a particular imaging process is selected for scientific, aesthetic, or conceptual reasons.