Enduring Idea: photographs (and art) is a way to create and communicate a deeper meaning than what is on the surface.
Artists: Jonathan Beilaski
Essential Question: What kind of photographs are you most interested in creating?
Objectives: identify and create an environmental portrait that adds meaning to the photograph
- Look at different artwork (famous and not). Have the students guess the purpose of the art. Write them on the board or have them write them in a notebook.
- Introduce Terry Barrett's "6 Types of Photographs". (Aesthetically appealing, ethically appealing, interpretive, theoretical, descriptive, explanatory)
- Go through different famous (and not) photographs and have students categorize each into one of these categories, with valid reasoning.
- Show Jonathan Beilaski portraits and discuss how his portraiture adds meaning to the photograph. What category do his portraits belong in?
Homework assignment: have students create a portrait of someone that is more than just a portrait. It must have another meaning, or add meaning to the person.