Research can be incredibly exciting, interesting and rewarding. The key to loving this project, rather than finding it a chore, is to choose a topic you find exciting. The topic of your project is up to you. Think about what kinds of images, stories, topics, issues, etc. you are fascinated by and want to learn more about. If you go that route, you’ll be a “happy camper.” This semester we are looking at photographic images and the messages they convey from a variety of viewpoints and over a large portion of the history of the medium. We are discussing, in broad terms, uses of photography as a tool for anthropological investigation, a means of artistic expression, as evidence, as a way to document events or explore issues of social relevance. We are also looking at what photography tells us about various issues such as representation, racism, class and gender at any given moment in time. And we are exploring how “digital has changed everything.” Your paper may take the form of examining a topical thread through the work of one or more photographers associated with a particular type of image, for example, John Thomson, Gordon Parks, Dorothea Lange, Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer, Sebastiano Tomada, Tim Hetherington, Brent Stirton, etc. You may want to look more broadly at a theme like how the environment, work, gender, race or class is represented in photography or explore ideas of representation—how does it differ when people are photographed by those outside the community and by those inside the community, by men or by women. You might explore how photography is used in the aid of scientific exploration. This is a broad theme that needs to be more narrowly focused. So, with the idea of scientific exploration in mind, you might decide to look at how photography was used by NASA to map the moon in order to find the best location for the astronauts to land on the moon or how the astronauts used photography to document their surface explorations of the moon. You may wish to explore the idea of photographic evidence or innovation as discussed in Michelle Bogre’s book, Documentary Photography Revisited or TIME’s 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time, . Pay attention here please “ - Choose a topic you are passionate about or intrigues you or explore one of the topical threads of the course mentioned above. Conduct preliminary research that enables you to define a research question based upon one of these areas. All papers need to be specific; bring into the discussion specific images and the work of individual photographers, even if that work has been done by the most famous photographer of all—Anonymous. Start with a topic, move to an idea and settle on a research question. Explore an idea that excites you. - The text portion of your paper should be between 1,250 and 1,500 words, excluding endnotes and the pictures you reference in your paper. This is often between 5 and 7 pages double- spaced in 12-point type. The first paragraph should contain the research question you explore. In addition, you should include illustrations, endnotes and a bibliography. Provide full citations for all sources including those found on the Internet. Notes should be placed at the end of the paper. - You must use at least six credible and substantial sources. Books and journals are a safe bet. Internet sources must be credible and substantial. If you are not certain of the quality of your source material, either don’t use it or consult with me before you write your paper. Wikipedia, encyclopedias and two and three paragraph statements either in print or on the Internet are not acceptable sources. Use of sources that are not credible or substantial will adversely affect your grade. Grading rubric Project 5—Research paper (225 points) Grading rubric Points Quality of the writing (how well you develop the essay, clarity of expression, structure) 125 Quality and quantity of sources (minimum 6 sources, not including course textbooks) 35 Is the research question clearly stated? 25 Is the research topic narrow, specific and deep enough to be addressed in an essay of 1,250– 1,500 words? 10 Have endnotes been used? 5 Is the paper free of spelling and grammatical mistakes? 15 Does the paper fall within the word limit of 1,250–1,500 words? 10 The topic “ talk about starving child and vulture by Kevin Carter 1993. Research questions “ What is the story behind the photo that became a metaphor for Africa's despair in the 1990s? - Read the requirement down the Duc that titled with project 5 - Pay attention please to the rubric - Need professional paper and no grammar mistakes. - Need great paper that include introduction + conclusion - Make sure about the resources that you are using. - You must use at least six credible and substantial sources. Books and journals are a safe bet. Internet sources must be credible and substantial. If you are not certain of the quality of your source material, either don’t use it or consult with me before you write your paper. Wikipedia, encyclopedias and two and three paragraph statements either in print or on the Internet are not acceptable sources. Use of sources that are not credible or substantial will adversely affect your grade.