Literacy in Photography
Literacy skills for photography.
KS4 Students need to be able to:
- Describe techniques they have used in their work.
- Analyse the work of artists they are researching.
- Analyse their own work in the context of the artist they have researched.
- Read and understand information about artists.
- Write creatively about narrative in their own and others work.
KS5 Students need to be able to:
- Write a detailed related study between 1000 and 3000 words.
- Pose a question that will be answered within the related study.
- Analyse the work of other artists in a broader context e.g socio/political/historical.
- Use critical thinking skills.
- Research effectively around their chosen topic.
- Use sources other than/as well as, the internet.
- Analyse their own work in these terms and within the context of the artists they have been researching.
- Relate their work to current debate and assess how their work sits within that debate.
- Harvard reference and produce a bibliography.
Key Stage 4 Analysis Skills
Key Stage 5 Guides
Reading List and Sample Assessment Materials
Mrs. Bray – ebray73.wix.com/photography
Mrs. Mackintosh – kellydoney3.wix.com/photography
Miss Hill – fdbodmin.wix.com/photography
YEAR 12 & 13 A-Level Photography and Critical Contextual Studies, Suggested reading list:
- Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll
- Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs Of People by Henry Carroll
- The system of Objects by Jean Baudrillard
- Ways of Seeing by John Berger
- On Photography by Susan Sontag
- Camera Lucida - Reflections on Photography by Roland Barthes
- Basic Critical Theory for photographers by Ashley La Grange (summarises the books 4,5,6 on this list as well as other photography theory essays)
- The Photograph as Contemporary Art (World of Art) by Charlotte Cotton.