Sense of Place: Landscapes, Environments, Psychology, and Narrative (Photography Project Using Adobe Spark Page)
This lesson utilizes photographs from SFMOMA’s collection that feature natural and urban environments. The images range from traditional compositions to unique, abstract approaches, introducing students to different ways landscapes and environments can be captured and presented. Additionally, this lesson asks students to view, discuss, and reflect on artists’ intentions and the emotional or narrative effects of the work. Using the examples as inspiration, students then create their own image or series of images.
- How does photography tell a story about a particular place?
- How do the choices an artist makes affect the way we interpret the story or emotions behind a photograph?
- Understand and analyze how composition choices, framing, cropping, or arranging can have an impact on the emotional or narrative qualities of an image.
- Create a photograph/series of photographs that focuses on a natural/urban environment and includes a strong emotional/narrative component.
- 3–5 printed copies of 9 photographs from the lesson
- Photograph Analysis Worksheet
- Link to the Adobe Spark presentation "Sense of Place:Landscapes, Environments, Psychology, and Narrative"
- Link to the lesson and content on SFMOMA's website : http://bit.ly/2iY0hSr
- iPads, laptops, or computer lab