examine the works of photographers

Resources: Review Ch. 5 and 6 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, the Week 3 Electronic Reserve Readings, your Video Reflections, and at least one additional scholarly online or library resource.

Prepare a 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you examine the works of photographers working during the 1930s and the work of Abstract Expressionists.

Include responses and discussion of the following in your presentation:

  • Three photographers who worked during the 1930s
    • At least two examples of photography from each photographer
    • A description of the types of subjects photographed
    • Your opinion on whether or not photography is a fine art form with an explanation
    • Your opinion regarding how photography has affected American culture
  • One Abstract Expressionists painter who worked in post-World War II America
    • At least one art work
    • A description of the style of the painter and why he or she was interested in this style of abstraction
    • A description of how this style emerged in post-World War II America and why it differed from the art work of the 1930s

For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with speaker’s notes which support and expand upon your bulleted text.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines and include a slide with all references.


(Citation for Book)

Doss, Erika. Oxford History of Art : Twentieth-Century American Art. Cary, NC, USA: OUP Oxford, 2002. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 8 August 2015.


(Citation for video) Clicking link should take you to video

Jackson Pollock. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2004. Web. 8 Aug. 2015. http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=42492.


(Citation for video) Clicking link should take you to video

Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2008. Web. 8 Aug. 2015. http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=40086.