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PHOTOGRAM ASSIGNMENT

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on 9 September 2016

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Transcript of PHOTOGRAM ASSIGNMENT

photograms are a way of creating a photographic image without using a camera

in this assignment you will use opaque, transparent and semitransparent objects to create a photogram.
photograms were some of the first photographic images using light to create pictures without a camera

Here are a few examples.......
I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.
Man Ray

Man Ray was an American artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France during the first half of the 20th century. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements. He was best known in the art world for his photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called "rayographs" in reference to himself.
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In this assignment you will attempt to recreate a dream you had in the form of a photogram.
Choose a dream that you have had and do a drawing of your dream on an 8 x 10 piece of drawing paper.
Compile your objects into an interesting composition before going into the darkroom.
Composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements in a work of art. Your composition should "move" the viewers eye around the piece creating visual interest.
Next you will create your photogram in the darkroom using your objects and the enlarger on a piece of photo paper.
You will then print a test print of the positive photogram, determine your time exposure and make a final positive print.
You will turn in your negative, test print and positive photogram to complete this assignment.
Bring in objects from home that are transparent, opaque and semitransparent that will help you recreate your dream by way of a photogram.
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