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VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON Te Whare Wananga o te Upoko o te Ika a Maui

School of Design

Te Kura Hoahoa

DSDN144: Digital Photographics TRIMESTER 1/ 2010

Project1 - Place In this assignment you are investigating the nature of seeing photographically in order to capture a sense of place. In the process you will acquire a fundamental understanding of digital photography’s in camera processes. How can one evoke a sense of place? How does one define a place? A place can have very different meanings to different people. A place can be, among other things, real or imagined, private or public, sacred or sacrilegious, safe or hazardous, quiet or busy, elating or depressing. You will choose a place that you wish to explore photographically in order to communicate the concept: narratives, feelings or memories that you find within. Think carefully about what it is that you intend to show about this place and how you plan to approach it photographically. With these things in mind, take your first photographs. Select 15 images from this first photo shoot and upload them on to your Flickr account. You will receive feedback from your tutor to help you further progress your project. As you progress through your project, your images will be scrutinized and edited, sequenced and assembled as determined by your original ideas, the outcome of your experimentation and feedback from your tutor. Your resulting five to ten images will work together as a series to create a visual narrative. In compiling your final series take care not to include images that are too similar to one another. Edit, edit, edit! As this project will require you to pay several visits to your chosen place, in order for you to shoot, examine your images and then reshoot. You need to ensure that you select a place to which you will be able to gain frequent access. Take advantage of the fact that you are not limited by the costliness of film and shoot lots of photographs (you can edit out unwanted images either in the camera or later in the computer). Do not further manipulate your photographs (you will have the opportunity to do this in your other assignments). KEYWORDS: space, natural, social, cultural, personal, historical, urban, rural, suburban, poetics of space, interpreting space, territory, documenting, mapping, narrative, concept.


Readings: Barrett, Terry. Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images. McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, 1999. Chapter3: Interpreting Photographs. 8 - 15 first shoot images due: Wed 11th March Interim presentation of work in progress: Wed 17th March (20% of final project grade). Final hand-in and review: Wed 24th March (Jpegs uploaded to your Flickr account + R:drive) N.B. It is mandatory that all students present their final work at the review. This assignment is worth 25% of your final course grade. The interim presentation of work in progress is worth 20% of that 25%. Minimum Submission Requirements: • 8 – 15 images from first photo shoot (to be uploaded to Flickr account) • final series of 5 to 10 digital images (to be put on Flickr and R:drive) • short statement reviewing your project’s development and final outcome with references to theoretical ideas from class readings • answers to the required reading documented in your workbook • workbook documenting your research and the development of ideas Assessment criteria: • ability to imaginatively explore photographic vision • quality and coherence in your concepts • effective technical control • evidence of research and successful understanding of visual precedents • evidence of documentation of and reflection upon project's progress REFERENCES (All these books are placed on 3 day loan) Adam Art Gallery. Still present : exploring psychiatric institutions in photography. Wellington, N.Z. : Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, 2005. Call No: TR646 N5 S857 Basilico, Gabriele. Berlin. London : Thames & Hudson, 2002 Call No: TR659 B312 G E Becher, Bernd & Hilla. Industrial Landscapes. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002 Call No: TR706 B391 A4 1 Devlin, Lucinda. The Omega Suites. Göttingen : Steidl, 2000. Call No: TR654 D497 O Epstein, Mitch. Family Business. Göttingen : Steidl, 2000. Call No: TR655 E64 F197L Friedlander, Lee. Sticks & Stones; Architectural America. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2004. Call No: TR659 F911 L Graham, Paul. American Night. Göttingen : Steidl, 2003. Call No: TR655 G741 A4 A Green, Nigel, Dungeness, Brighton : Photoworks, 2003 TR659 G797 D


Höfer, Candida. Architecture of Absence. New York: Aperture Foundation, 2004. Call No: TR647 H697 A4 C Baltz, Lewis. The new industrial parks near Irvine, California. Gottingen : Steidl, 2001. Call No: TR654 B197 N McConnell, Gareth. Gareth McConnell. Göttingen : Steidl, 2004. Call No: TR655 M129 C Schink,Hans-Christian. Verkehrsprojekte = Traffic Projects. Ostfildern-Ruit : Hatje Cantz, c2004 Call No: TR647 S336 A4 H Soth, Alec. Sleeping by the Mississippi. Göttingen : Steidl, 2004 Call No: TR647 S717 S Sternfeld, Joel. American Prospects. New York : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2004. Call No: TR647 S839 A4 A Tunbjörk, Lars. Home. Göttingen : Steidl, 2002. Call No: TR655 T926 A4 H Tunbjörk, Lars. Office. Göttingen : Steidl, 2002. Call No: TR647 T926 T926 K SCHEDULE OF PROJECT1 SESSIONS AND HAND-IN DATES week M 1 10 March TU 2 W 3

Lecture Pro1 Intro, LT2, VS3.22, tutorial waterfront

10:30-11:20 + tutorial

Hand-out Pro 1

Lecture2 Pro1, tutorial

LT2, VS3.22

10:30-11:20 + first Flickr upload tutorial

Lecture3 Pro1, tutorial

LT2, VS3.22

10:30-11:20 + Pro1 Interim tutorial submission

Lecture1 Pro2, review

LT2, VS3.22

10:30-11:20 + tutorial

TH 4 F 5 M 8

week 11 March TU W 10

9

TH 11 F 12 M 15

week 12 March TU 16 W 17

TH 18 F 19 M 22

week 13 March TU 23 W 24

Pro1 review (25%)


P R O J E C T 1 – P L A C E – [ 2 5% OF FINAL COURSE GRADE] STUDENT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS In this assignment you are investigating the nature of seeing photographically in order to capture a sense of place. In the process you will acquire a fundamental understanding of digital photography’s processes. How can one evoke a sense of place? How does one define a place? A place can have very different meanings to different people. A place can be, among other things, real or imagined, private or public, sacred or sacrilegious, safe or hazardous. Choose a place that you wish to explore photographically in order to communicate the narratives, feelings or memories that you find within. The images will be scrutinized and edited, sequenced and assembled as determined by both your original concept, the outcome of your experimentation, and feedback from the tutors. Your resulting five to ten images will work together as a series to create a visual narrative.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA_ NOTE- FIVE is better than FOUR – these numbers are indicative only.

Ability to imaginatively explore photographic vision 1

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Quality and coherence in your concepts Effective technical control

Evidence of research and successful understanding of visual precedents 1

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Evidence of documentation of and reflection upon project’s progress 1

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REMEMBER THE FINAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS • • • • •

8 images from first photo shoot (to be uploaded to Flickr account) final series of 5 to 10 digital images (to be put on Flickr and R:drive) short statement reviewing your project’s development and final outcome with references to theoretical ideas from class readings answers to the required reading documented in your workbook workbook documenting your research and the development of ideas


PROJECT 01 – PLACE –

[ 2 5% OF FINAL COURSE GRADE]

STUDENT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Y N 8 images from 1st photo shoot uploaded to Flickr Interim presentation of work in progress Series of 5 to 10 digital images Workbook documenting your research and the development of your ideas Short statement reviewing your project’s development and final outcome with references to theoretical ideas from class readings answers to the required reading documented in your workbook In this assignment you are investigating the nature of seeing photographically in order to capture a sense of place. In the process you will acquire a fundamental understanding of digital photography’s processes. How can one evoke a sense of place? How does one define a place? A place can have very different meanings to different people. A place can be, among other things, real or imagined, private or public, sacred or sacrilegious, safe or hazardous. Choose a place that you wish to explore photographically in order to communicate the narratives, feelings or memories that you find within. The images will be scrutinized and edited, sequenced and assembled as determined by both your original concept, the outcome of your experimentation, and feedback from the tutors. Your resulting five to ten images will work together as a series to create a visual narrative.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA_ NOTE- FIVE is better than FOUR – these numbers are indicative only.

Ability to imaginatively explore photographic vision 1

2

3

4

5

1

2

3

4

5

1

2

3

4

5

3

4

5

3

4

5

Quality and coherence in your concepts Effective technical control

Evidence of research and successful understanding of visual precedents 1

2

Evidence of documentation of and reflection upon project’s progress 1

2

Project 1 Interim Presentation grade Project 1 Final Project comments and grade

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? ? A+ 85+

A 80 - 84

A75 -79

B+ 70 - 74

B 65 - 69

B60 – 64

C+ 55 - 59

C 50 - 54

D 40 - 49

E 0 -39

DSDN144: Project One Brief  

DSDN144: Project One Brief