Religion Photography Projects

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS FOR MAGIC, RELIGION AND WITCHCRAFT

 

Specifications for photo assignments:  You may submit your project in one of these formats:

 

1) A power point presentation with thick description posted on www.slideshare.net

2) A power point presentation with thick descriptions submitted on a CD/DVD or a USB drive

3) Email the power point presentation to the instructor at LeannaPhD@outlook.com

 

DO NOT submit more than 10 photos for an assignment.  (Select the ones that best tell your story.)

 

PHOTO FIELD OBSERVATION

 

For this exercise you will need to attend an event in which it would be acceptable for you to shoot photographs of strangers.  Come with the eyes and ears of an anthropologist and make note of everything the "natives" do.  You can go alone, be the guest of a "key informant," or go with a co-researcher.    If you need help using your camera and/or are unfamiliar with how to use powerpoint, please see the instructor for assistance.

 

Outline for Presentation:

 

Title (name of project [pick something creative!], your name, name of course, instructor’s name, date of completion)

 

Pick 10 photos that reveal cultural activities, how space is used, dress, ritual behaviors and objects, cultural rules

 

Write thick (detailed) descriptions that help us to understand the needs this culture satisfies and how they are satisfied. Describe the ways the cultural practices are effective.

 

PHOTO INVENTORY

 

For this project you will find a location in which the material objects present tell us important cultural/religious information about the people who use this space.  You may seek the guidance of one or more of the users of this space to explain what everything is and how items are used.  Photograph an overview of the space as well as detail shots from angles that reveal how the space is engaged.

 

Possible spaces:

l Worship Objects in a Private Home l Church lMosque lTemple lSacred Space lReligious Store/Market

Outline for Presentation:

 

Title (name of project [pick something creative!], your name, name of course, instructor’s name, date of completion)

 

Pick 10 photos that reveal the unique qualities of this space, how it is used, decorated and arranged.  Think especially about the cultural rules and behaviors that dictate how the space is engaged.  

 

Write thick (detailed) descriptions that help us to understand the cultural needs this space satisfies.