This project asks you to use your online public intellectual Instagram account to post a series of photographs that visualize class inequality. This means that your photos must capture something about what class is, as sociologists define it, but also must convey inequality. The goal of this assignment is to develop your skills as visual sociologists and documentary photographers, to get you to look closely and carefully at the world around you, and to say something in/to the world about what you see. You will be posting two contrasting images each week for ten weeks and each week will have its own theme that the photos must illustrate in some way.
Here are some common principles for composing effective photographs from http://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/10-top-photography-composition-rules
This is another excellent guide to composition: http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2012/04/12/10-rules-of-photo-composition-and-why-they-work/
You must post 20 photographs over the course of the term and this project is worth …..% of your grade in …... They will be evaluated on the degree to which you meet the photograph format and caption guidelines.
If you would also like to submit your photographs to the 1500 Stories project, you must submit your IMAGES as well as RELEASE FORMS, both for yourself to allow the 1500 stories project to exhibit your images and, if applicable, for the subjects of your photographs. You should submit these electronically either by e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit it to the 1500 Stories Dropbox. Please name your photographs using the following format: yourlastnamefirstname_themeforthatphoto_date. Please name your release form using the following format: yourlastnamefirstname_authorreleaseform.
All work must be your own. How can you live with yourself otherwise?