Documentary Photography Assignments

The first assignment for Documentary Photography was The Burning House project (original project can be seen here: http://theburninghouse.com/). The assignment was to take 4 photos: one of the things I would save if my house was burning down, one of the things a 30 year old would save, one of the things a 40 year old would save, and one of the things a 50 year old would save.

Recently, I finished shooting and editing an assignment for my documentary photo class. The assignment was to go to an event with a partner and take over 100 pictures and print out 5 of the best ones in order to tell the story of the event. Me and my partner, Sarah Lang (https://www.facebook.com/svlphotography), went to the Cherry Blossom Festival Friday, March 23.

For assignment 3, I have to attend an event and take over 75 pictures, but I have to have 1 iconic image from the whole event. My teacher is talking about Pulitzer Prize worthy material here. I’m up against photos like this now:

All I have to say for myself is… gulp…