Project Description

Artist Presentation

Masters of Photography

Over the past 120 years or so, photography has developed into many genres or categories. A genre can be defined as a style of artistic work. For example, rap, rock, classical and country and western are different genres of music. The same can be said for photography. In photography, there are many genres such as aerial photography, wedding photography, product photography, slow motion photography, and so on.
Among photographers, there are those who have stood out as having exceptional talent in taking photographs. Many of these photographers specialized in a specific genre. For example, Ansel Adams did nature and landscape, Irving Penn did fine art and fashion, Yousuf Karsh did portraits while Garry Winogrand specialized in documentary photography.


You will be graded on:

  • Neatness and organization
  • Facts and figures
  • Completeness

The Project

You will be creating a PowerPoint presentation about a professional photographer. Your presentation must be at least seven slides, including a title page and end slide.

You will have one class period to complete it.

Step 1

Step 1 – Choose and Research an Artist

First, CHOOSE AN ARTIST. Using Bing or Google, research some of the artists listed on the right. Find one who’s work interests you.

Second, PLAN OUT YOUR PRESENTATION. To get an “A” grade, timelines must include the following items:

  • A Title Page with the name and a photo of the artist/photographer. Include your name and number on the bottom right.
  • At least 5 slides for content.
  • 3 important facts about the artist
  • At least one photograph on every slide
  • Reflection about the artist

Use online research tools to gather photos, diagrams, drawings, etc. Or make them yourself! You can copy and paste images into the presentation. Be sure to include titles and attribute them to the author. (To copy an image, CTRL+ click on the image and select Copy Image)


  • Alex Koloskov
  • Andreas Gursky
  • Ansel Adams
  • Giuseppe Colarusso
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Jill Greenberg
  • Joe McNally
  • John Paul Caponigro
  • Julie Klaasmeyer
  • Klaus Leontjew
  • Matthias Heidrich
  • Rich Legg
  • Sam Abel
  • Sarolta Ban
  • Scott Kelby
  • Vincent Laforet
  • Vincent Versace
  • Yousuf Karsh

Step 2

Step 2 – Create and Complete

Using PowerPoint on, you are to create a presentation on a professional photographer.

  1. Go to and click on the PowerPoint tile to start PowerPoint.
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, create one.
  3. Select a theme for your PowerPoint and begin creating your presentation.
  4. You will need 7 slides:
    1. Title Page with name and photo of artist. Include your name and number in the lower right.
    2. Artist bio/description/
    3. Important fact/sample work
    4. Important fact/sample work
    5. Important fact/sample work
    6. Reflection. Your own words about the artist and what you like about their work.
    7. The End slide. Make it interesting.
  5. Save your presentation (click on the title in the top center) with this filename “Your#-YourName-ArtistName” (for example 540-MrTrapane-ScottKelby)
  6. To turn it in, SHARE your presentation (button in the upper right) with and give editing rights.

Project Details

  • Client DUE: February 24, 2015
  • Date February 24, 2015
  • Tags BFP Lessons, BFP Unit 1

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