Read a chapter from one of the following books and write a letter to the photogr

Read a chapter from one of the following books and write a letter to the photographer (300-1000 words) about how their life and their work inspired you.
Gordon Parks, Choice of Weapon
Ansel Adams, Autobiography
Edward Steichen, A Life in Photography
Edward Weston, Daybooks (Nancy Newhall, Editor)
Daybook: The Journey of an Artist by Anne Truitt
Tina Modotti: Radical Photographer by Margaret Hooks
Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime by Dorothea Lange, Robert Coles
Sally Mann, Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
Richard Avadon, What Becomes a Legend Most: A Biography of Richard Avedon

Choose two photographers, one from the 1800’s and one between 2000-present. Give

Choose two photographers, one from the 1800’s and one
between 2000-present.
Give a brief biography on both.
Choose a photograph from both of the photographers and
compare and contrast the photographs with each other.
Using the past module assignments from course:
provide
descriptions of the photograph in regards to light and shadow,
color, composition, etc.
The essay should be 3-4 typed pages double spaced in 12 point font.
In addition to these pages, there should be 2 images properly labeled
with the title, size, and year.
Use at least 3 credible sources within your essay (For example, one
source from the library and two sources from the Internet)

The Decisive Moment The readings (Week 11 Photography in Print, 1920–1980, Rosen

The Decisive Moment
The readings (Week 11 Photography in Print, 1920–1980, Rosenblum 462 – 502) and lecture have described French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson’s idea of the “decisive moment.” In his book of photographs, The Decisive Moment (1952), Cartier-Bresson wrote that “Photographier: c’est dans un même instant et en une fraction de seconde reconnaître un fait et l’organisation rigoureuse de formes perçues visuellement qui expriment et signifient ce fait” (“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”).
Have a read through this article in which a number of contemporary photographers discuss how they captured a decisive moment: attached and at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2016/06/06/how-the-worlds-most-legendary-photo-agency-is-celebrating-its-70th-birthday/ .
As you can see, people have different interpretations of what a decisive moment is and how to capture it.
For your short writing assignment you will compare two photographs in 800-1000 words. The first is Cartier-Bresson’s iconic 1932 photograph Place de l’Europe, Paris (Rosenblum image 619). The second is a photograph that you think captures a decisive moment. You can choose a photograph from Rosenblum’s A World History of Photography, find one elsewhere, or take one yourself.
For each image you must:
first describe, in detail, the formal qualities of the image that lead to the feeling of a decisive moment or “a moment stopped in time.”
next, reflect on context. How does the visual appearance of each photograph capture the significance of the event it depicts?
no need for additional research beyond the Washington post piece and Rosenblum, but sources used should be cited in Chicago Manual of Style (https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html

Analyze photo coverage of the same event as published by any two newspapers or o

Analyze photo coverage of the same event as published by any two newspapers or online publications. Compare the similarities and differences of how two different photographers have visualized the events. Why are the photos different even though they are of the same event? Why was one moment chosen over another by each of the photographers? Which is most effective and why?