The Story Behind the PictureFirst Oral ReportInstructionsProf. Myrna Monllor
Gordon ParksAmerican Gothic 1942
"I picked up a camera because it was my choice of weapons against what I hated most about the universe: racism, intolerance, poverty."
InstructionsLook at the following set of photographs
Choose the one that attracts you the most
Each picture includes information about the year it was taken and the photographer who took it
Find out everything you can about the picture
When was it taken? Where was it taken?
Why was it taken? Why is this picture famous?
What was happening in the picture? What was the situation (political, historical)?
Was the picture controversial? Explain.
Who took the picture? Is the photographer famous? What awards did the photograph receive?
What other famous pictures did the photographer take?
What did the photographer want to express through his/her photograph?
Prepare a power point presentation about the photograph you selected
Come prepared to speak for ten minutes
Remember you cannot read
Jack Ruby Shooting Lee Harvey Oswald (1963)
Nicholas ChrissRosa Parks in Montgomery Bus (1956)
Donald L. RobinsonMuhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston (1965)
Patty Hearst Robs Bank (1974)
Will CountsLittle Rock Desegregation(1957)
John FiloMassacre at Kent State 1970
Bombing of Nagasaki 1945
Dorothea LangeMigrant Mother 1936
One Small Step for Man 1968
Jack DelanoChildren in Slum, Utuado PR 1942
Joe RosenthalRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima 1945
Arthur Sasse Einstein with his Tongue Out 1951
Margaret Bourke WhiteHave You Seen Their Faces 1937
Murray BeckerThe Hinderburg 1937
Freddy Alborta The Corpse of Che Guevara 1967
Lennart NilssonHow Life Begins 1965
Margaret Bourke-White Gandhi at his Spinning Wheel 1946
Philippe HalsmanDal Atomicus 1948
Alfred EisenstaedtThe Kiss 1945
I Have a Dream 1963
Nick UtNapalm Girl 1972
Kevin CarterVulture Watching a Starving Child 1993
Abu Ghraib Prison 2004
Eddie AdamsMurder of a Vietcong by Saigon Police Chief1968
John DanielsFirst Flight of the Wright Flyer 1903
Max AguileraBorn Twice 1999
Elliot ErwittSegregated Water Fountains 1950
Charles PorterOklahoma City Bombing 1995
Oded BaliltyThe Power of One 2007
Thomas E. FranklinLunch Atop a Skyscraper 1932
Frank FournierOmayra Snchez 1985
JFK Junior Salutes His Fathers Casket 1963
Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics 1936
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis 1927
Iain MacmillanAbbey Road 1969
Mandela Visits Robben Island1990
Ponce Massacre 1937