Showing posts with label Ansel Adams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ansel Adams. Show all posts

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ansel Adams's Yosemite

The New York Times has a great article and interactive feature about Ansel Adams's photography of Yosemite National Park. The interactive feature includes nine of Ansel Adams's photographs. When visitors click on a photograph it enlarges and a woman's voice narrates a short story about Adams's photography. In addition to the photographs there is an interactive map that displays the year in which and the place in the park where Adams took each photograph.












Applications for Education
This interactive feature is obviously a nice resource for art teachers. The interactive feature from The New York Times is also a great stimulus for lessons on American History. Teachers can tie in Adams's work and the development of the National Park system envisioned by Theodore Roosevelt.

Teachers looking for more lesson plan ideas about Ansel Adams should visit the PBS web page about Ansel Adams.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ansel Adams Talks About His Work - Videos

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art recently wrapped-up an exhibit of works by Ansel Adams. But if you missed it, as I did, you can see some great Ansel Adams content on the museum's website. Ansel Adams at 100 is an interactive exploration of Adams's work. Click on any image in the display to learn about the process of capturing the image and sharing the image with the world. In many cases you can hear audio recordings of Adams talking about a particular photograph. Visitors to the SFMOMA site will also find six short videos of Adams talking about his work.

Thanks to Open Culture for the links.

Applications for Education
For anyone that teaches art, particularly photography, Ansel Adams at 100 and the videos of Ansel Adams could be great teaching resources.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Online Art Education - Smithsonian Art Museum
Blogs for Art Teachers
Kodak Lesson Plans

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Ansel Adams's Yosemite

Today's online edition of The New York Times has a great article and interactive feature about Ansel Adams's photography of Yosemite National Park. The interactive feature includes nine of Ansel Adams's photographs. When visitors click on a photograph it enlarges and a woman's voice narrates a short story about Adams's photography. In addition to the photographs there is an interactive map that displays the year in which and the place in the park where Adams took each photograph.

Applications for Education
This interactive feature is obviously a nice resource for art teachers. The interactive feature from The New York Times is also a great stimulus for lessons on American History. Teachers can tie in Adams's work and the development of the National Park system envisioned by Theodore Roosevelt.

Teachers looking for more lesson plan ideas about Ansel Adams should visit the PBS web page about Ansel Adams.