Hw Photography Exhibit

During the class trip we went to a few different photography galleries. I have learn that not only photography is used to keep memories, but it gives a feeling, an expression for the photographer and the audience.

The New York Times Magazine photography shows many different photographers. Some photographers show depressing feelings, from wars to the 9/11 attacks. Others show the exact opposite from show biz to unique colors. Paolo Pellegrin was the photographer I was intensely pulled in. His work was “Great Performers.” This work shows the busy lives of these famous celebrities. From the moment they wake up to the moment they arrive at a social event. The celebrities he had were ranging from Brad Pitt to Kate Winslet. I can tell the photographers intentions was showing his audience a first person view of being around a celebrity. It is never a dull moment. The lightening Pellegrin uses is direct light. The graphic elements that he used were motion blur and unique angles. The emotional impact this exhibit had were very all around. Some photographers made some images depressing and others mad it happy or motion.

In the Rectangular Squares exhibit, This was a group exhibit. It had many different photographers that didn’t have the name next to photography. This exhibit was base on photography in Asia. In Alex Webb’s “Ethiopia,” his work was playing with the gesture of rectangular squares, in one of his images shows an interesting wallpaper that gives an abstract rectangular figure. He uses the rectangular wallpaper to catches the audience eyes and slowly see all the other subjects after, like the young female opening the curtains. The lighting seems diffused light. The graphic elements he used were horizontal and vertical lines. The emotional impact of this photograph shows a very happy feeling.

Last, Stephen Shore’s gallery was a really interesting gallery. This photographer shows the aftermath of holocaust survivors. There was an image of a soldier’s awards laying on an interesting fabric. The lightening was based on natural light. The graphic elements shows center of position. The emotion I understood with these photos were ” there is light at the end of the tunnel.” The images didn’t seem to be depressing to me because of the country side of the world.

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One Response to Hw Photography Exhibit

  1. rmichals says:

    Alex Webb was certainly one of the stronger photographers in the Rectangular Squares exhibit. I think you describe well how we see the graphic elements in the photo first and then notice the people in them.

    I was confused by the last sentence of your paragraph about Stephen Shore. I find it unclear. Shore is known for finding beauty in the most ordinary of things or places. Because there is always some kind of beauty or color harmony, I don’t find the images depressing either. I don’t think I would describe it as light at the end of the tunnel. I think it is more about finding pleasure in the mundane.

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