McLean, Virginia, December 1978 © Joel Sternfeld
Every other week in class, you will complete a written analysis on a work of photographic art. An image will be published bi-weekly on our class blog. We will discuss the work together. Then you will spend time studying the image and write a detailed analysis of the photograph. You will publish your analysis as a comment to the blog post; this comment should show your 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 7 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: