Are you studying Photography A Level at Alton in September? You’re in the right place!
Our teachers have put together some work to help you prep for your course over the summer. Start to develop skills that are relevant to your course before you join HSDC Alton this September.
Contribute! If you take your own creative photos over the summer, use #iamcreativeathsdcalton and join our creative community.
The Invention of Photography: Sir John Herschel, William Henry Fox Talbot and Anna Atkins
Please write an illustrated essay (with pictures!), linking the connections between Sir John Herschel (1792-1871), William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) and Anna Atkins (1799-1871).
TOP TIP: If you find it easier you can ‘bullet point’ the information that you find!
Some useful sites for research –
For the first time, the Tate Modern tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art. Watch the video here about the relationship between the two through the exhibition that was held at the Tate. Look out for work by Man Ray.
Now read this article on Man Ray.
From your investigations, please write an illustrated essay (with pictures) showing how Man Ray (1890-1976) was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist art movements.
When you start your A Level Photography course you will be making Photograms in the darkroom in the style of Man Ray.
In the meantime, we would like you to have a go at producing either a cyanotype print in the style of Anna Atkins or a digital print in the style of Man Ray.
Please complete this for the first day of the new term.
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