Photography

Pedro E. Guerrero: Capturing the Artist

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This media gallery from the American Masters and VOCES co-presentation of Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey explores Guerrero’s working relationship with sculptor Louise Nevelson. Guerrero was a gifted photographer of architecture and sculpture, but he also captured the spirit of the artists he worked with through portraiture.

Emotional Furniture: Christoph Niemann | The Art Assignment

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Illustrator and artist Christoph Niemann joins PBS Digital Studios' The Art Assignment to give out the challenge of finding the emotion in furniture.

Introduction to Professional Video and Still Photography

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In this episode, an Education Producer and videographer from Alabama Public Television gives an introduction to shooting professional video and still images.

Picturing Japanese American Internment: Dorothea Lange

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This media gallery explores the government-issued Japanese American internment that occurred during World War II using two videos from the American Masters film Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning. Dorothea Lange, a documentary photographer hired by the government, captures the plight of internees forced to leave their lives and homes behind. Learn about Lange’s struggle to document the reality of internment and the censorship she faced for not doing the exact job she was hired to do. The related materials draw on the videos and focus mainly on visual literacy (the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in images) as it relates to Japanese internment.

Arthur Rothstein | Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

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Arthur Rothstein was 21 years old when he went to "No Man's Land" to take pictures for the federal government's Resettlement Administration. Over the course of seven years the government would amass over 200,000 images of America in the 1930s.

Is a Tagged Instagram More Than Just a Photo? | PBS Idea Channel

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Instagram may be pretty awesome, but it's even more #interesting than you think! The hashtag, so simple and ubiquitous, raises the image from mere photo to a new complex entity. An extension of the social media aspect of the Instagram app, the hashtag enhances searchability and allows a connection to a variety of communities. Some tags can definitely be redundant or even useless, but the right ones can add context, greater meaning to the picture, and chronicle our changing relationship to photography! 

Trevor Paglen: Documenting the Surveillance State | Art in the 21st Century: "Secrets"

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Explore the unusual photography of Trevor Paglen, as he documents military surveillance technology. Paglen demonstrates how satellites, drones, and military vehicles can make fascinating subjects for art. The artist also talks about a project he is involved with to launch a time capsule of photographs into geostationary orbit. You will gain a better understanding of the ways that politics, industrial design and surveillance can be explored through photography, as well as the blurred lines between art and journalism.

Migrant Mother: Dorothea Lange

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Dorothea Lange’s iconic Migrant Mother photograph, taken during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, is highlighted in this video segment from the American Masters film Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning. It uncovers Lange’s thoughts and processes around shooting this image, provides cultural and historical context, and illustrates the longevity of its impact.

Trevor Paglen: Visual Arts (Photography)

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The work of artist Trevor Paglen explores the intersection of conceptual art, geography and activism. Paglen's ongoing project of photographing and otherwise documenting restricted military bases and testing facilities operates at the limits of vision, rendering visible landscapes normally invisible to the naked eye. In this Spark video produced by KQED, join Paglen on an expedition to the edges of the restricted area that surrounds the Tonopah test range to catch a glimpse of the artist and geographer at work.

Expanded Moment: Jan Tichy | The Art Assignment

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We meet Jan Tichy, a Chicago-based artist who gives us the assignment to create an "expanded moment."

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