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Quote Friend, you’ve got a .45 automatic on your lap. I’ve got a 35-millimeter camera on mine—and I feel my weapon is more powerful than yours. —Gordon Parks to a Black Panther member Today Reminder. Art Museum visit is Friday. You must be on time. Conclude War Photography 2 Magazine picture story Birth of Life magazine. Key players: Henry Luce, Kurt Korff, Kurt Safranski, Wilson Hicks Changes from European to American model of picture story: a. Staff plus agency photographers b. Longer stories with more space c. Continued emphasis on ordinary person d. Wider range of contents e. Political perspective on the right instead of left Picture story conventions: characterization, setting, action/plot, telling detail Borrowed from continuity in film: establishing/long shot, medium shot, close-up Photographers Gordon Parks, 1912– W. Eugene Smith, 1918–1978 Leonard McCombe, n.d. To see life; to see the world; to eyewitness great events; to watch the faces of the
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Unformatted text preview: poor and the gestures of the proud; to see strange things—machines, armies, multitudes, shadows in the jungle and on the moon; to see man’s work—his paintings towers and discoveries; to see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to; the women that men love and many children; to see and take pleasure in seeing; to see and be amazed; to see and be instructed. — Life prospectus, 1936 My station in life is to capture the action of life; the life of the world, its humor, its tragedy. In other words, life as it is. A true picture, unposed and real. —W. Eugene Smith, 1936 letter to his mother Edey, Maitland. Great Photographic Essays from Life . Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1978. Wainwright, Loudon. The Great American Magazine: An inside history of LIFE . New York: Knopf, 1986. Class 11 Magazine picture story...
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