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Research Point 1

We are asked to read Chapter 4 of The Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton and comment on the following statements:

To what extent do you think the strategy of using objects or environments as metaphor is a useful tool in photography? 771 more words


Irving Penn

More inspiration, almost too much to handle, from our trip to the Met earlier this month. I know I know. I’m in a museum, taking photographs of photographs. 178 more words

JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 06.17.17

Well that was quite the busy week we just had, wasn’t it?

Running around to baseball games, watching concrete get poured, a dog’s first haircut, a mid-week round of ice cream thrown in. 255 more words

Visual Week In Review

Irving Penn: centenial

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"...the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel."

“I myself have always stood in the awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.”

– Irving Penn, American, photographer, from September/October 2001, American Photo , Page: 43


Penn Portraits

Went to see the Irving Penn exhibit at the Met last week. Among his best known work are portraits taken using this rug as a backdrop (or fore-drop). 23 more words


Irving Penn: Centennial

Irving Penn: Centennial – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The master photographer’s retrospective highlights his pared-down aesthetic of studio photography with meticulous attention to nuance and detail. 59 more words