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太空飛船
Space Ship

這個攝影專題最初的構想是Charles Harbutt為了他工作坊的使用而設計出來的。我對它進行了一些修訂。
This photo project was originally conceived by Charles Harbutt for use in his workshops. I have made some modifications in it.

這個作業主要是用來測試你的想像力,以及你自己如何同捕抓影像般,攫取想法的能力。
This assignment is intended to test your imagination, and your ability to capture your ideas as images.

假設你即將乘坐太空飛船離開地球,永遠不回來了。在飛船上將不會有任何形式的娛樂或者裝飾品。你將沒有任何鏡子、電影、藝術品等等。你將以加工食品為生,並且飲用過濾後的尿液。然而,你可以隨身攜帶十張照片。
Assume for a moment that you are going to be leaving earth on a spaceship, never to return. There will not be any form of entertainment or decoration on the ship. You will not have any mirrors, films, works of art, etc. You will be eating processed food and drinking filtered urine. You may, however, bring 10 photographs with you.

在一段二十四小時的時間堙A不允許詢問任何一位同學,製作出十張可以使你在航行中賴以生存的照片。我們並不要求你創作出偉大的藝術品,我們希望看見一些對於個人來說有意義的圖像。你想帶上愛犬的照片嗎?你媽媽的照片?還是你公寓外面的下水井蓋?一切由你選擇。
In a 24 hours period, without consulting any of your classmates, make 10 photographic images that will sustain you on your voyage. We are not looking for great art; we are looking for personally meaningful images. Do you want pictures of your dog? Your mother? Or the manhole cover outside your apartment? It's up to you.

學生專題範例
Sample Student Projects

紀實攝影專題
Documentary Photo Project

你們每個人都需要設計並且完成一項紀實攝影專題。你可以自己選擇主題—但須經過我同意,且我強烈建議你別去選那些太過宏大的題材。我會建議你在開始時尋找一個與家庭比較接近的主題,比如:
Each of you will be required to plan and carryout a documentary photo project. You may select your own subject - subject to my approval, but I would urge that you not take on anything too grandiose. I would suggest that you begin looking for a subject close to home, considering, for instance:

  • 你的宿舍生活
    Life on your dorm floor
  • 在兄弟會度過的一個週末,或者兄弟會中的生活
    A fraternity weekend, or life in a fraternity
  • 當地一家洗衣店的一天/一周/一禮拜
    A day-week-month in a local laundromat
  • 一位科學家或者一個實驗室中的工作
    The work of a scientist, or lab
  • 一個校園團體或者組織的活動
    The activities of a campus group or organization

另一方面,你可以盡可能大膽地探索一些新鮮的主題—如果你有條件接近一個群體或一個組織,而我們在正常情況下從沒瞭解過他們的生活或者作用。但是記住,一定要理解蘇珊•梅瑟勒斯這句話的含義:
On the other hand, you may push the envelop as far as you dare - If you can gain access to a group of people, or an organization, whose lives or functioning we normally never see, go for it. But remember, to paraphrase Susan Meiselas:
並不一定非要向遠方獲取靈感。
"Faraway is not a place."

更重要的是,無論你選擇的主題是你的室友或者一些存在成長障礙的成人,你必須對他們盡到下面這個義務。
And even more important, remember that there is one thing that you owe your subjects, be they your roommates or a group of developmentally disabled adults -

誠實:進行拍攝時要誠實;向你的拍攝對象介紹你的專案和目的的時候要誠實;如實地對待你的拍攝對象;誠實地呈現給呈現給你的觀眾。
Honesty:
honesty in your vision; honesty in what you tell your subjects about your project and its purpose; honesty in your approach to your subject; and honesty in what you present to your viewers.

你最終完成的專案需要包含十五至三十張相片,以及一千五至兩千字的解釋文字。你的文字與攝影必須能共同表現出一幅有關你的主題中,容易理解的且具有吸引力的「圖像」。不過你寫作的部分與相片必須各自表現出不同的重點。
Your finished project will consist of 15-30 photographs, and 1500-2000 words of explanatory text. The text and photographs should, together, present the uninitiated with an understandable, engaging, 'picture' of your subject, but the writing and the photos should each stand on their own.

學生專題範例
Sample Student Projects


 
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