MARY ELLEN MARK MOVIE & QUIZ(DUE NOVEMBER 9TH •40 points)
MARY ELLEN MARK was an American photographer known for her photojournalism, portraiture and advertising photography. Mark's photo essays and portraits appeared in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Smithsonian Magazine. For over five decades, she traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. She published eighteen books, received numerous awards, and exhibited her work in solo exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide. She is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers.
WHAT TO DO: Below is a Youtube link to a Smithsonian American Art Museum video featuring Mary Ellen Mark, discussing her work and career. To help you understand the depth and breadth of her career, I have included this link to an obituary in The Telegraph (Mark died in 2015) and another link to download a WordDoc excerpt from the New York Times obituary about Mark. I've included this Times obit because it includes a number of additional links to articles and videos about this remarkable photographer. WHAT TO DO: FIRST, WATCH THE VIDEO
• I have embedded the video to start at 4:37 minutes... This avoids the "housekeeping" remarks at the beginning and takes you to the introduction of Mark. If you wish to skip over the introduction, Mark begins speaking about her work at 7:38 minutes into the video.
• Watch the first 42 minutes of the presentation -Mark provides an overview and describes her body of work.(You do not have to watch the series of brief films that follows Mark's slideshow. They are produced by Martin Bell, and commissioned by Novartis, a pharmaceuticals company. These films accompanied Mark's photography for Novartis, and "capture the diverse experiences of children in various settings, demonstrating the complex realities of global healthcare." Following the screening of the short videos, there is a question and answer period with Mark and the members of the audience).
CREATION OF A MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ • While watching the video, you are going to create a 10-question multiple choice quiz.
• Questions should be typed, and submitted in the Google Classroom Server by the end of class, Friday Nov. 9th!!!
The questions should be about Mark's photography and life, and based on the video's contents, not Wikipedia.
Each question must have the video's time stamp (the time in the video that the question is based upon).
Each question must have a minimum of 4 multiple choice answers, with the correct answer typed in red.
• Questions must be evenly spread throughout the duration of the video, taken from the beginning, middle and end.
• You cannot submit another student's questions. All questions must be your own, based upon your viewing.
• All questions MUST have correct spelling, punctuation and capitalization -it will be a part of your grade.
• Thoughtfulness of your questions and the multiple choice anwers will be an integral component of your grade.
• LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!