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Lizzy Miller

Photography project – make someone’s art your own

The  last Photo I project of the semester– find a photographer that inspires you, learn about them and their art, and make your own shoot inspired by the photographer. 

The list of photographers came from famous artists at the beginning of the history of photography to today.

This project is featured in Main Street across from the assistant principal’s office is Leila Gibril’s work based on the photographer Carrie Mae Weems. The original photographer focused on the everyday life of an American and what that would entail. Gibril photographered her mother, Protean Gibril. There are three photos featured, one with Mrs. Gibril reading, one with her cooking, and one doing her makeup.

“I joined photography because my mom had done photography when she was my age. I was really happy I could do a shoot with her,” Gibril said.

Freshman Josh Misitano did the project Ansel Adams, one of America’s most famous landscape photographers.

Josh Misitano's recreation work.
Joshua Misitano

“They are famous for their shoots in natural national parks. I really like them, they are breathtaking and so majestic.” Misitano said.

Adams’ work was focused on wide, simplistic landscapes, almost always captured in black and white. “I had pictures from places I loved visiting and I would lighten them up a little and add a bit more color and then turn them black and white.”

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