Children of Immigrants

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/21/opinion/sunday/exposures-children-immigrant.html?_r=1

One of the best projects in photography but very sad. the story about each person is very sad for me, why people leaving their country when their is no war.They are going to different country alone, with no friends and family members to support them.

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I think that where you are at the present is the most important, but at the same time it’s essential to not let go of where you’ve been. You should not have to let go of your roots to be a part of American society. — Avnee, 22, British- and Indian-American

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I would like to say I feel comfortable calling myself an Argentinian, but every year when I return there I am reminded that I have missed huge cultural changes since I was 9, and as perfect as my Spanish may be, there are always tiny indicators to them that I am not one of them. — Alex Fiszbein, 19, Argentine-American

The Immigrants story

http://www.photographybyjoshlane.com/the-immigrants-story/

very interesting website, specially the video that they have.

The video is about the immigrants story, each immigrant talk about their problems that they had in their country and they also talk about their problems in new country . These people reminding me, when I was in completely different country with different language and culture.

 

Understand the art of photography

It is important for students to understand the art and concept of photography. It is not just about pointing and pressing a button; its a decision-making process. It is about capturing a moment, understanding the image being portrayed and the effects it conveys to the observer. Photography also helps kids look much more carefully at the world around them and helps them to better understand images, especially media, which they are bombarded with every day. This unit will introduce photography in three stages, first by introducing a brief history of photography, second, by focusing on the life and works of Lewis Hine and third, discussing the subject of immigration as a theme in photography and allowing students the opportunity to compare, contrast and photograph their communities.

copied: http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/2004/3/04.03.03.x.html

very nicely written about the art and concept of photography, what it means and how we can improve our photography by hard working.

 

The 6 Secrets to a Successful Photo Project

2) Be passionate about the subject
“Pick a subject matter that you are passionate about,” he said. “That passion is going to really, really, really drive you out there to photograph.”

Bigelow, who has been working on his immigration project for 18-years, says that photo projects require a lot of energy and time.

“If you’re not passionate about it, you’re probably not going to get out the door and spend a lot of time working on it.”

 

3) Have a thorough understanding of the subject
Bigelow said that having a deep understanding of the subject can help you to allow the story to unfold and develop as you’re shooting. A person who doesn’t fully understand a subject may lack the confidence needed to “go with the flow.”

For example, when Bigelow ran up against some obstacles in the USA as a result of the border being shut down, he knew enough about the subject that such a shutdown would have consequences on the Mexican side of the border.

So he went to Tijuana, Mexico, and photographed in a crowded Catholic migrant shelter in order to tell the story.

“I think it was having that understanding of how the story continues to evolve, led me into the shelter and found a new avenue to explore and make more images that were telling of the difficulty in crossing the US/Mexico border.” “copied from http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/09/the-6-secrets-to-a-successful-photo-project/”

This website is helping me a lot about my project because the weakness that i have is written here. But the story that I am going to explore in my photography project is my stories, and I am passionate about it, but the worst part is that I can not define well my project to my teachers.

Six real stories about the Immigrants

http://www. theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/09/six-real-life-stories-of-migration

This website has six real stories of immigrants, Why they left there country? how they come here? and what they expect from the people of this country.

These stories are giving me some idea about my final year project because, my project is showing  hard times of my own life in Europe as an immigrant, thinking about my family, problem with the language, could not cook food for my self. Did not had any friends.

Before and After

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/generation-emigration/before-and-after-emigrant-journeys-captured-in-photo-book-1.2031167

This photo book idea is very interesting because it tells the story by turning each page of it same the way we watch movies.

The images are showing travel, sadness and happiness. How we know that these pictures are connect with each other and what story they are telling us?

  • In each photo we can see briefcase
  • All the images are shoot in the night time
  • Hard light on the face of the subject “shows sadness and sometimes happiness”

looking to these images gives me good idea about the story telling photographs.

 

The Roof of Tehran

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/38663233523/the-roof-of-tehran-tehran-iran

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This images shows how the Iranian people wants to live, she does not wear hijab. 40 years ago Iranian ladies were not wearing always hijab but after islamic revolution in Iran, Khomeine said that all women should wear hijab they have to cover their heads and bodies with black cloth”means Hijab”.

This photo shows the Tehran city on the background foggy, it represents the contrast between the subject and background one is telling to wear hijab and another is completely denying the islamic extremist rule and wants to live her own life.

Antonia Wilson

From an unassembled car to refugee activists; telephotographic images of restricted locations to a reflection on revolution”https://www.creativereview.co.uk/author/antonia-wilson/

Faces of a Revolution #7: Safeya's Tears February 22, 2012 Cairo, Egypt

This photo by its own tells the story, very nice composition. The image is from an old muslim lady may be she is from Syria,Iraq or Egypt, how I think that this lady is a muslim? first she is crying, no make up on her face, looks poor and Lost some one from her family in the war.

This photographer idea was to show how Syrian or Egyptian people are living in there country, what problems they have and why?