Interview and photograph at least four people who dress in a way that self places them in a visual culture – ie: hippie, business executive, goth, hiker, rapper, cowboy, nudist, preppie, pirate, punker, slacker, biker, etc. Each person should be in a different self determined group, I don’t want you to talk to four pirates. Create a narrated PowerPoint presentation that explains why these people dress the way they do and the message they are projecting. What image are they trying to project, what message are they trying to say, do they also belong to other groups, how long have they dressed like this, how long will they, etc. It should be their opinion, not yours. We are not judging anyone, just sharing why they choose their image.

We are not looking for people who dress in a particular way because they are required to for work, like a police officer, restaurant worker or sports team member. We aren’t looking for costumes, like Halloween or re-enactors, we want how real people dress and present themselves most of the time.

You will make a five minute presentation during the last class. You should have at least five different photos of each person. Think about getting close up detail photos that really show their attire. The photos should be horizontal to fit the computer screen. The narration can be done by you, the people you interview or a third party. It can be a combination of you talking and interview snippets. If you are doing the entire narration, it doesn’t need to be recorded, you can do it live in class as you show the photos.

Copy your powerpoint and images to a flash drive, which I will copy to my computer to play. Make sure it plays from a computer other than the one it was created on. You won’t have a second opportunity to show your presentation, if it doesn’t play you will get a zero for the project, which accounts for 50% of your entire grade. If you use a Mac, you can use Keynote to create the presentation.

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