Students will read writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson and discuss the principles of transcendentalism. They will then discuss a landscape photograph by Carleton Watkins and use pinhole cameras to create photographic essays depicting a modern-day environmental issue.
Students will be able to:
read excerpts of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson to learn about transcendentalism.
use pinhole cameras to create photographic essays that explore a local natural environment.
create at least three photographs showing different perspectives.
write artist’s statements about their photographic essays.