Recommend your Favorite Short Films!

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-10-05-42-amIn class Assignment Description: Using the website, find short films to watch and review. Your picks will become part of a class database of recommended films, found here: Film Recommendation Google Sheet. You will use class time when not otherwise occupied editing, shooting or planning your films.


  1. Watch films. One film must be a documentary. Hint: Select “Channels” and then scroll down to find Award Winning films (as well as films grouped by genre, topic, medium, etc).
  2. Recommend any film you think your teacher or peers should see.
  3. Fill out all columns, including your name, a description of the film and if you feel it’s a good film to show in class.



Short Films online!

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Check out this fabulous website, featuring short films–narratives, documentaries, animation, etcetera. Films range from experimental to traditional, serious to funny. Explore the site by going to “Films” to find a list of genres (“Documentary” for example), by going to “Playlists,” or by searching for a key word.

Link: Short of the Week

Mother Jones Magazine photo essays

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Mother Jones is a magazine that presents stories about social responsibility and activism. Their blog of photo essays is terrific! The magazine gets contributions by the best photographers, working all over the world. Be warned–some painful social problems are depicted in these photographs. Some of the images may challenge your assumptions or bring tears to your eyes. Others will make you laugh. Check it out…

Link: Mother Jones photo essays

Show Reviews: Galleries and Museums

Bullet Through Apple, Harold
Bullet Through Apple, Harold “Doc” Edgerton, 1964

Your show review is due at the end of the semester. Use this handout to complete your show review:

Gooder’s Show Review Handout

Here is a list of galleries and museums in the area that often feature photography. Visit these links to see what’s on display.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

Photographic Resource Center, Boston (PRC)

Panopticon Gallery, Boston

Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

Isis Gallery, Boston

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester

These excellent museums sometimes also feature photography:

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA)

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln

Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham

Harvard Art Museums

MassArt Galleries, Boston

MIT List Visual Arts Center

MIT Museum, Cambridge

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

New York Times Photojournalism

Iraqis at a displacement camp near Mosul chase an aid truck. June 30, 2014.
Iraqis at a displacement camp near Mosul chase an aid truck. June 30, 2014.

For inspiration, check out the up to date, content rich New York Times “Lens.”


NYT Lensblog


Lens is the photography blog of The New York Times, presenting the finest and most interesting visual and multimedia reporting — photographs, videos and slide shows. A showcase for Times photographers, it also seeks to highlight the best work of other newspapers, magazines and news and picture agencies; in print, in books, in galleries, in museums and on the Web.