History of photography

Assignment Requirements

Section A Movement/Period/Styl istic Identification
3 Images 20 Points Each
You will write a short essay discussing who you think the photographer is and what the stylistic qualities are.
Aside of identifying the correct photographer, it is important that you can identify various compositional aspects
of the image which will help you support your argument as to the movement/period/style.
Names to Know:
Mathew Brady
Fredrick Scott Archer
Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre
Andre Disideri
Thomas Eakins
Alexander Gardner
Sir John Herschel
Hill and Adamson
William Henry Jackson
Edward Muybridge
Nadar
Niepce
Timothy O’Sullivan
William Henry Fox Talbot
Carleton Watkins
Section B Image ID Compare and Contrast 40 points total
2 Images to use in your comparison.
Your answer should identify the photographer, year it was made, method used (if known) style and period the
work was made. Your essay should be approximately 400-500 words. Try to compare and contrast in one
paragraph. Please be sure to use the photographers full name and include any compositional observations in
your discussion. Remember to compare and contrast.
Important Terminology to know:
Photography
Latent Image
Daguerrotype
Calotype
Salt Print
Heliograph
Glass Negatives
Ambrotype
Tintype
Film
Black and White
Color
Tonal Range
Contrast
Composition
Negative
Print
Enlarge
Large format Camera
Collodion process
Carte de Visite’
Camera Obscura
Pictorialist Period
Straight Photography
Civil War Photography
Landscape Photography
Photojournalism
Street Photography
Social Documentary
Photography
Child Labor Movement
Depth of Field
Images to know:
Chapter 1
Niecpce, Joseph Nicephore,” View from his window
at La Gras” 1826-27
Talbot, William Henry Fox, “Laticed Window at
Lacock Abbey,” 1835,
Chapter 2
Stelzner, Carl Ferdinand, “Mother Albers, The Family
Vegetable Woman”, 1845,
Unknown Photographer, “post-mortem Portrait
Woman Holding Baby”, 1855,
Unknown, Construction of a daguerrotype: hinged,
velvet-lined case, plate, frame, matte and glass,
1839,
Chapter 3
Du Camp, Maxine “Egypt Moyenne, Le Sphinx,”
1852,
Adamson/Hill, “lady Elizabeth Eastlake” 1845,
Chapter 4
England, William, Views of Switzerland #30
Nadar Portrait of George Sand
Unknown, Untitled Portrait, Ambrotype with half the
backing removed
Chapter 5
Fenton, Roger, The Valley of the Shadow of Death,
Gardner, Alexander, Home of a Rebel Sharpshotter,
O’Sullivan, Timothy, Harvest of Death
Chapter 7
Jackson, William Henry, the Mountain of the Holly
Cross,
Muybridge, Eadweard Clouds Rest, Valley of the
Yosemite
O’Sullivan, Timothy, Shoshone Falls, Idaho
Watkins, Carleton El Echas or Three Brothers
Chapter 8
Muybridge, Eadweard Galloping Horses
Unknown Photographer, Untitled 1890 Image of a

 

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