20 June, 2015

Art of Photography

Within the framework of the “U.S. Art Residence in Dnipropetrovsk” project the "Window on America" Dnipropetrovsk / Ukraine presented a session dedicated to the Art of Photography.
The session started with a documentary about George Eastman, the founder of the Eastman Kodak company. George Eastman wanted to simplify photography and make it available to everyone, not just trained photographers. In 1888, he invented rolled photography film and the Kodak cameras that could use the new film. "You press the button, we do the rest" promised George Eastman in 1888 with this advertising slogan for his Kodak camera. The video added extra facts about heritage of G. Eastman in the USA.

The second part of the session was dedicated to Margaret Bourke-White. She was an American photographer and photojournalist. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first American female war photojournalist. She also traveled to Europe to record how Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia were faring under Nazism and how Russia was faring under Communism. Her abilities resulted in some of the best industrial photographs of that era, which earned her national attention. The group watched a slide show about M. Bourke-White’s background and tried to analyze her world famous pictures.
The topic allowed introducing new vocabulary and activating the analytical abilities of the group.
During the session we were using new sound equipment.
Number of participants – 21 persons.
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