Famous Photographer 1: Ronen Goldman

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Famous Photographer Webquest

Use the links provided to answer the following questions on famous photographers.


Famous Photographer 1: Ronen Goldman: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/11/living/irpt-surreal-dream-photographer/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

1. Describe the process that Ronen Goldman went through to get the photo: "Master Magician."

2. How did Ronen Goldman create the allusion that there were over 10 iguanas on the woman in the photo: "Dawn?"

3. What inspires Ronen Goldman to create his photos?

Famous Photographer 2: Dorothea Lange http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fachap03.html    http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/128_migm.html

1. What social problem did Dorothea Lange aim to bring to light to the public?

2. What groups of people did Dorothea Lange photograph? Why?

3. Why did Florence Owens Thompson agree to have her picture taken by Lange?

Famous Photographer 3: Steve McCurry http://stevemccurry.com/galleries http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photographers/photographer-steve-mccurry/

1. How did Steve McCurry smuggle his camera into the rebel parts of Afghanistan?

2. What does McCurry's photography focus on?

3. Choose one of the photos on Steve McCurry.com and describe the message of the photo. Why is the image so successful in portraying the photographer's message?

Famous Photographer 4: Ansel Adams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansel_Adams http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/ansel/gallery/gal_ansel_01.html

1. What is Ansel Adams best known for?

2. In the 1950's Ansel Adams helped found what famous photography magazine?

3. Choose one of the photos in the Ansel Adams gallery. How does Adams still capture the beauty of nature even though his pictures are just black and white?

Famous Photographer 5: Mitch Dobrowner: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254881/Mitch-Dobrowner-Spectacular-photos-terrifying-storms-American-West.html

1. Looking at Dobrowner's gallery of weather photos, why do you believe Dobrowner chooses to use black and white photography?

2. In what part of the United States does Dobrowner take his pictures?

3. Choose one of the photos shown. How does the photo you chose make you feel? How do you think the photo would make Dobrowner feel?

Famous Photographer 6:  Bob Martin http://www.bobmartin.com/indexbobmartinsite.html http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk/Magazine/Photographer-Profiles/Sports-Photographer-Bob-Martin

1, Choose one of Bob's photos on Bob Martin.com. What makes Bob Martin's sport photography stand out from other photographers?

2. In the interview with Bob Martin, what did Bob Martin say his proudest achievement was?

3. What kind of camera and what kind of equipment does Bob Martin use to get his perfect shot?

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