Final Project and Career Goals
After I graduate I would like to work, in any company that requires updating or design for their web pages. It doesn’t have to be a company of design, such as:
The New York Times, Thomson Reuters, etc.
The idea would be, that my portfolio show my photography skills. And can present a story or a product successfully to the public.
About the project, I thought of showing the public ; the paintings of a friend which will be published on a website. On which I am working on.It is going to showcase the talents of students around the world.
The Chinese Photobook
I’m really surprised how the government (Communist) controls the media. In this case the photos that were divulge. All trying to sell a good image of Mao Tse-Tung , such as charismatic as he was; his favoritism towards the village. etc. The photographer obviously showed him smiling, sharing; finally as a friendly person, also as a leader. From a low level view point the photographer tried to empower him with this angle.
Another thing I seemed curious, was how the Chinese government used a “magazine” between people of the same government. To put them all up to date, as what this wanted such as: when they were selling the idea of agriculture. From idea and how easy that they made it seem, with smiling people without fatigue.
Another thing that caught my attention was, how the Japanese government showed the friendly face of war; with soldiers smiling and saying goodbye to their families. They were going to this, when in fact the war was not, if no a waste of blood and suffering for all the people.
Jimmy Nelson, exhibition seemed to me spectacular; must be because I like photojournalism. The portraits that he took from all indigenes around the world, I found spectacular . He clearly presented the different cultures to the society, so we had a general idea and remind us of them. All typical costumes, decorations and colors represent something of the tribe. As well as their social position, also those imposing landscapes that he capture in his photos; such as the lush jungle with waterfalls and rivers made his work wonderful.
The NYPL Exhibition, public eye caught my attention; the work of Eadweard Muybridge. Since for the time they were taken seems very wasteful work, and interesting . This photo 360 degree panorama , of San Francisco gives the feeling of freedom. As it is not restricted by measures, of conventional photos and the overhead view; you always wonder ” what lies beyond the edge?” and the answer is plenty. definitely unleash the imagination..
I agree that while the Chinese Photobook exhibit might not have been the most stimulating visually, it was really interesting to see how the various governments used photography to sell points of view.
As to your final project, you need to define a project that will highlight your creativity as a photographer not just your skill at lighting someone else’s paintings.
You could pick an issue you care about. You could do something with food. YOu could tell a story through still life.