Photography

What Are the Most Important Science Images Ever? | It's Okay to Be Smart

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Science isn't always a visual medium, but I think it's most important moments have often been captured in photos and illustrations. I picked out some of my favorite science images from history.

A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | Icelandic Heritage

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Gudmundson and Bill Holm talk of their friendship and the photographer’s first trip to Iceland and his own ancestral landscapes.

Wayne Gudmundson’s black-and-white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view.

Five Steps to Make Your Own Political Art | KQED Art School

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For hundreds of years, artists have used their work to spread messages about important issues. Eye-catching artworks can help start a dialogue about social justice, as well as raise awareness for political candidates, activists, and others who see room for improvement in their community and beyond. This video details a formula for making political art in five easy steps by offering examples of successful projects from high profile artists Banksy, Corita Kent, Emory Douglas, Ai Wei Wei, Shepard Fairey and Barbara Kruger. Boldness, accessibility, visibility and reproducibility are just a few of the qualities that help make political art stand out and reach new audiences. Follow these five steps to create your own political art, and let your work shout a message from the rooftops!

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here

Basic Shooting, Composing, and the Rule of Thirds

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Learn about framing photographs and video with different shot types and by using the "Rule of Thirds" in composing shots.

Photographers of the Dust Bowl | Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

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During the Great Depression, FDR's administration sought to document the economic crisis. Roosevelt's Farm Security Administration (FSA) was put in charge of the effort, which employed some of the country's most talented photographers.

A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | Realistic, Yet Subtle with Humor

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Gudmundson’s photographic themes are horizon, marks on the earth’s surface, artifacts, and sense of place, plus his thoughts on the imprinting of a landscape.

Wayne Gudmundson’s black-and-white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view.

Photo a Friend: Highlights | The Art Assignment

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We review some of the best responses to the "Photo a Friend" assignment.

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Photographer | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2015 MacArthur Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier talks about the influence of family history in her photography and how she uses autobiographies to capture social inequality and historical change. Informed by documentary practices from the turn of the last century, Frazier explores identities of place, race, and family against the landscape of Braddock, Pennsylvania, her family home and a once-thriving steel town. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | Teacher and Visual Artist

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Gudmundson is both a Zen master in the classroom and a nationally recognized photographic artist.

Wayne Gudmundson’s black-and-white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view

Diane Petersen l Photographer

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Learn how Diane Petersen uses photography to capture amazing images of people, objects and places.

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