PART 4: Editing, Presentation, and Evaluation

PART 4: EDITING, presentation, and evaluation

THEORY 4a: Series and Sequence

this essay looks at ... 
Sarah Charlesworth's recontextualized newspapers, a comparison of The Family of Man by Edward Steichen and Steve McQueen, typologies by the Bechers, Karl Blossfeldt, Dan Graham, and others, the photographic archive as a tool of social control, series-based portraiture by artists August Sander, VALIE EXPORT, Claude Cahun, Bea Nettles, Annette Messager, and Sophie Calle, the passage of space and time in works by Ed Ruscha, Duane Michals, Minor White, William Christenberry, and Atta Kim, photographic documentation of artistic process, observation and experimentation, the photobook as a traveling idea, the slide show as performed sequence, Eadweard Muybridge and the illusion of motion, sequential narrative in works by Jan Groover, Eleanor Antin, and Chris Marker, compressing time in video works by Andy Warhol and Paul Pfeiffer, and more ...

THEORY 4b: Text and Image

this essay looks at ... 
the theory of semiotics, text and image as political tools in the work of Jacob Riis, the FSA, "Have you Seen Their Faces", and "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men", captions and photographs in the picture magazine and weekly tabloid, Pat Ward Williams's handwritten retellings, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan's photo essay parody, Bill Owen, Gay Block, and Clarissa Sligh's stories of suburbia and family, photographs and questions that counter the voice of authority, posters by the Guerrilla Girls, installations by Carrie Mae Weems and Glenn Ligon, how text and image can create skeptics, instructional text in the work of Erwin Wurm, Gillian Wearing, Tony Oursler, and the spoken word, pictures of words, when words become the image, appropriation and photomontage, Adbusters, The Billboard Liberation Front, and cultural jamming, and more ...

PRACTICE 4: Editing, Presentation, and Evaluation: Tools, Materials, and Processes


learn to ...
resize digital images
work with Adobe Photoshop's tools panel
use selection tools
adjust image contrast and tone in the darkroom and digitally
use Adobe Photoshop's Histogram and Info panel
use Levels and Curves in Adobe Photoshop
burn and dodge in the darkroom and digitally
digitally correct color casts
handcolor prints with oils and pencils
tone and color silver gelatin prints
simulate the effect of handcoloring and toning with digital processes
retouch prints and digital images
understand image appropriation and copyright issues
make photo-based collage with paper and adhesive or digital tools
understand the Adobe Photoshop Layers panel
integrate handmade and alternative type
create type in the darkroom
use Type layers and formatting in Adobe Photoshop
warp type to fit around other imagery
fill type with photographic images


learn ...
about artists' books, styles of books, and bookbinding terms
to construct a side-stitch or accordion book
to create high quality print on demand books
to mount, mat, and frame a print
how to illuminate images by constructing a lightbox
to prepare images for the web
how to build an online portfolio or webpage
to create an interactive web-based artwork
to animate images with thaumatropes, zoetropes, or flip books


learn to ...
become an astute viewer and interpreter
choose an effective critique method