Diane ArbusThis is a photograph most likely used for artistic purposes. The black and white of this photo along with its variant of blur at the top to the crispness of the shirt and neck draws a focus to the top of this photo and invokes somewhat of a sadness or depressive emotion.
This photo was most likely either used for an ad in a magazine or just for artistic purposes. The intent of this photography was to invoke a sense of rebellion or not fitting into the what society wants us to do. Its a photo showing a persons personality and portraying that through pictures. There is a high level of contrast in the shades of grey and blacks and whites.
This photo was probably used in an Ad or article in a magazine like National Geographic or another magazine like it. This photo uses black and white, the expression on the child's face, and the condition of his clothing to invoke an emotion in the viewer of simplicity or desolateness in where he might live.
This photo was probably used for purely photographic purposes. The first thing that grabs the viewers attention in this photo is the shadow of the telephone wire on the field as a very crisp black.
Weston's peppers are a series of peppers that he created into works of art. While you can tell that they are actually peppers they are somewhat abstract which makes them that much more artistic. The contrast of dark and light colors creates focal points in the picture.
Anne GeddesGeddes is known for photographing babies and small children. This photo was most likely used for a greeting card. The thing that is most attractive about this photo is that its a black and white photo with some of the dull color showing still.
Greenfield's photography is mostly of dancers in dancerly poses. the almost symmetry of the poses and the contrast of the people makes for an interesting compostion.
This photograph is a landscape photo and the silhouette of the tree against the dull sky makes this picture a very emotional picture. Also the sun as a crisp white makes for an interesting focal point.
This photograph by Man Ray is my favorite of all of the artists we looked at. This picture look like its supposed to be the woman crying but it still doesn't look very sad. The darkness of the eyes and eyelashes adds intenseness to the photo.
This picture was probably used for purely photographically purposes. The door down the middle kind of divides the picture into two. and the reflection of the man in the glass is also quite interesting.
Gordon ParksBy the looks of this picture it's very old and portrays an idea of being judged or ridiculed with the nuns looking at the younger woman. the thing that is very interesting is that the top of the picture looks sunny and the lighting is very bright and down by the younger woman its much darker.
Curtis is known for his historical photography of Native American Indians. Its also been considered some of the first photography in North America. The lighting in the picture is what creates the mood and a sense of peace.
Dorothea was known for her photography during the depression. Her photographs, including this one, were very influential documentary pieces. Her pictures are intended to portray the depressing emotions of the time.
Annie LeibovitzAnnie Liebovitz has had many pictures that have been featured in Rolling Stone. This is what this picture was used for. There are many details that make this picture very attractive to the eye.
Walker EvansThis photograph was probably used in an ad a long time ago to talk about the times, and what was going on during it. The main focus of this photo would be the the white damage sign that is being moved into the truck
Jim BrandenbergSeeing as Brandenburg was a photographer for National Geographic it can be assumed that this was used for a magazine article. The first thing that draws the viewers attention is the sharpness of the wolf in the background as opposed to the blurry trees in the foreground of the picture