Debate: Arne Svenson

 Have you completed this assignment before? build your blog by adding another, different artist debate. This is only an option if you have debated Arne Svenson previously and posted about it on your blog.

Assignment: What do you think?

This 2013 photography exhibit was quite controversial!   It was discussed on the news and was written about in the news paper USA Today. 1. Read the article from USA Today, here is the ad-free PDF version: Arn Svenson controversy. Here are 4 of the works:


DO NOT discuss your opinions with your classmates.  I am interested to hear what each of you has to say on your own. 2. Copy and Paste to a Word doc or your Blog, then Answer the following questions: What is the subject/topic of Arne Svenson’s work? What do you think he is trying to say to people who view his work? In other words, what is his message? Did Arne Svenson invade the subject’s privacy? Why or why not? If yes, how might he have communicated his message differently? Now that people are upset, Should he be forced to remove his work? Why or why not? What about the work that has already been sold? Click here to view another controversial series by Arne Svenson: Unspeaking Likeness What is this artwork about? What role did the forensic artist play in this series? Why do you think he created this series? How is what he has done as a photographer different than what the forensic artist did? Is this his art? Should he get credit for it? Why or why not? Why do you think it is controversial? What “2 sides” might someone argue about this work?

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