Week 9 Photography Assigment

Submitted by harrisol on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 11:30am.
Visualizing Ecology
Week 9 Photography
Week 10 Thursday 9:00 am

Ecological footprint analysis tries to figure out the amount of land, sea and water are required to sustain a human population.  There are a number of ecological footprint calculators that you can use to figure out how much energy, water, and land is required to maintain your current lifestyle.  These calculators ask you questions about your use of fuel (e.g. driving, home heat and appliances), water (e.g.how often you wash your clothes), food (e.g. where and how it is grown) and purchase of recycled or sustainable products.  

1.  Look up “ecological footprint” on Wikipedia.  Take one of the quizzes listed at the bottom of the entry under “Calculators.”  This will give you an idea of what would be included in such an assessment.

2.  Thinking about your own “footprint” make a unified series of four photographs that combine several images and/or text.  Use different aspects of your footprint as a point of departure for each photo collage.  For example, one collage might be inspired by your mode of transportation.  Another might focus on how your use of electricity affects salmon.  

3.  Think about what will unify the series.  For example, you might use a conventional thing—like the hotel receipt series you saw at the Henry-- for a background and then layer on top of it.  Your photo collages could use a similar technique or color scheme.  

4.  We will use these images in an art exchange, so we need to have a uniform size:
 4.5” x 8 “.   If your image has different dimensions, just print them smaller on a
4.5” x 8” sized paper.

5.  Choose your favorite image.  Make 5 prints of this photo collage for the print exchange.  Each print should be 4.5 x 8”.

Week 10 Art Show:

Choose two of your best photographs and print them to include in our mid-quarter show.  Please also bring your portfolio of printed photographs and your photo technical assignments.  If you put your expressive assignments for week 1 and 2 on Masu, I will evaluate them there.