Resources & Handouts
The Artist Statement
1. What is your phobia?
2. How many people are affected by it?
3. What are some character traits of a person who is affected by it?
4. Is there a history to the phobia? Is there logic to the phobia?
5. How do people cope with the phobia?
6. Why did you select this phobia?
7. How does your photo visually represent one of the following (or combination of)
Tips to Get Started
Through the eyes of someone who is affected:
Put yourself in the mind of someone who is affected. What will their world look like?
Exaggerate the worst possible scenario:
What does the worst fear look like? If they are afraid of spiders, maybe its 40 spiders crawling on them.
An environment that showcases the phobia or mental disorder
What does their environment look like? Sarah Hobbs' photography showcases an exaggerated environment for personalities.
Use found materials to showcase what it may be like for someone who is not effected to understand what it may be like to have it.
An example of this is Emily's photo of Autism. She utilized duck tape over the mouth and an extreme close up, blurry image to showcase the difficulty it is to communicate clearly.
Create a photograph that would make the viewer who has the phobia fearful to look at it.
- Portrait / environment / narrative of dealing with phobia