McLean, Virginia, December 1978 © Joel Sternfeld
Each week in class, you will write a critical analysis on a work of photographic art. An image will be published weekly on our class blog. Spend time studying the image and then write a detailed analysis of the photograph. Publish your analysis as a comment to the blog post; this comment should show the student’s name and time posted. Your analysis must be posted to the original blog post in order to be graded.
All analyses must be 4 paragraphs minimum, 5 sentences minimum per paragraph unless otherwise noted.
Students will write eleven critical analyses per semester, and the lowest grade per semester will be dropped.
On the class blog, if you look to the right you will see the word Analyze. There is a link to a handout you may download or print called your "How to See" handout. This will help you learn to write about art. Refer to your "How to See" handout for analyzing a photograph--
Use this guide if you are stuck on what to write about: