The only photographer I have ever really admired or possibly understood is Ansel Adams. Going into a unit on photography I feel unprepared to say the least. My mother's lifetime of habitually taking identical posed photos to put into elaborate and unique scrapbooks has rubbed off on me, and all my pictures are exactly the same. I don't feel like I have the eye yet. The Reframings chapter descriptions of the photos didn't mean anything to me, and I didn't really understand the photographs' meanings even after I had their interpretation.
Ansel Adams isn't controversial like the photos we'll be looking at. He's pretty serene, which is what I love. The things I know about photography are that I like black and whites, and photos that bring the outdoors to me since I don't really like many outdoor activities. I am going to try really hard to understand the meanings in these feminist photographs, even though I think finding absolute meaning in art is really subjective. Like Judy Chicago telling her students that everyone should be able to tell what her piece is saying? Honestly? I don't think that is ever possible because of people like me.
So... hopefully I can find something in these photos close to how I relate to Ansel Adams so I can relate to these feminist artists as well.