Photo exemplars classification : the integration photographic history into photographic technique

Iwan Zahar, (2014) Photo exemplars classification : the integration photographic history into photographic technique. In: International Colloquium of Art And Design Education Research 2014, 07 - 09 April 2014, Bayview Beach Resort Penang Hotel, Pulau Pinang.


Download (3909Kb) | Preview


The dispute has been long whether photographic lecturers should integrate the history of photography into a course on photography. The photographic lectures should discuss photographic theory deeply, by introducing photographers such as henry Cartier Bresson, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger etc to students. Most of the photographic lectures were more interested in teaching photographic techniques than photographic theory. This paper used content analysis to classify or categorize modernist photograph. The evaluation of photo used Barrett's critism model. The research used aesthetic exemplars in the form modernist photographers, or from Alfred Stieglitz to Rabubir Singh. Most of students were easily to relate with modernist photographers compared to postmodertnist photographers. The students were unfamiliar with subject matter, theme and photos presentation, thus they become difficult interpret postmodernist photo. Moreover, students were more interested in photographic techniques which were used by modernist photographers. The classification of photos will help lecturers to prepare for photographic courses especially for the beginnner

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Classification - Photo history - Photo technique - Modernist photographer
Faculty: Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 02:16
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 02:21

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item