CRITICIZING PHOTOGRAPHY (Book Revision)

27 September 2011, Tuesday:

CRITICIZING photography – ART CRITICISM (chapter 1)

Defining criticism:  to DESCRIBE, INTERPRET, EVALUATE  and THEORIZE it.

1) to DESCRIBE- is a data gathering process, a listing of facts, is answers to this Q’S

~WHAT IS HERE?

~WHAT AM I LOOKING AT

~WHAT I KNOW WITH CERTAINLY ABOUT THIS IMAGE?

answering about identifications of both the obvious and not so obviuos.

DESCRIPTIVE information includes –

1)SUBJECT MATTER

2)MEDIUM

3)FORM

4)PHOTOGRAPH’S CAUSAL ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO MADE IT, THE TIMES DURING WHICH IT WAS MADE, AND THE SOCIAL MILIEU FROM WHICH IT EMERGED.

will be continued…

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