The Self Portrait Project

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”ANSEL ADAMS

Image by Vivian Maier, Self-Portrait, Undated

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Image by Jonathan Saunders

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The Self Portrait Project: The Self Portrait Project is designed to allows each student to experiment with the creation of images that communicate a specific idea(s) related to their identity and individual expressive style. Students will be able to use a device, either a cell phone or a digital camera, to create an image or a series of images that represents themselves. Students may use free Adobe Photoshop programs, or a compatible program, to edit their work for presentation. 

Tips: Choose a topic you feel excited and passionate about.

Please review these articles for reference and ideas: Inspirational Articles for Portraits During The 2020 Pandemic

Time Frame Estimate: 2-4 weeks

Students will be required to;

Video Support: You may need to Login to Adobe for Access to the Tutorials

Interesting articles, images and projects on self-portraiture:

Examples of other photographers who have focused on self-portraiture;

Advanced Accomplished Proficient Incomplete
-Exceeded all requirements.  -Met all or most requirements. -Met some requirements.  -Did not meet requirements.

Extra – Extra Credit

  • Feeling ambitious! Create a 5-minute video using Screencast-o-matic and then share it on Vimeo. Include your final image(s), in the order, you wish viewers to see them, with a detailed description of each.  You may read your artist statement aloud, speak slowly and clearly.

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