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INSIDE ART - Enhanced

Arthur S. Mole (England, 1889-1983) and John D. Thomas (USA, d. 1947) Uncle Sam living picture, 1919. silver emulsion, 13 x 10 1/4 in. (photo: Will Lytch) Courtesy of the Drapkin Collections

The 2015 edition of InsideART focuses on the USFCAM exhibition Enhanced: Photographic Works from the Drapkin Collections with Contemporary Light-Based Media.

Enhanced! presents a selection of vintage and contemporary manipulated photographs that span the history of photography. The images selected for the exhibition have been transformed manually and digitally to enhance them in a variety of ways and to fool the eye of the viewer, and to expand and shift our understanding of photography as a medium. Works selected from The Drapkin Collections anchor the exhibition, with classic images dating from the 1850s to the 1960s, including works by Anna Atkins, Harold Edgerton, Alexander Gardner, Gustave Le Gray, Man Ray, Eadweard Muybridge, Jerry Uelsmann, Weegee and many others. Examples of vernacular photography reflect collector Dr. Robert Drapkin’s broad range of interests. Contemporary selections include works by Yoan Capote, James Casebere, Jerome Favre, Adam Fuss, Debbie Grossman, Kalup Linzy, Christian Marclay, Vik Muniz, Yamini Nayar, Roman Signer, and Peter Tscherkassky. Curated by Noel Smith; organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum.

Common Core State Standards – In addition to Visual Arts and Social Studies curriculum standards, lessons in the InsideART curriculum cover Common Core standards related to:

  • Reading: Informational Text
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Language
  • Literacy in History/Social Studies


The links on this page allow you to download the index and lesson files of the Enhanced! Inside Art.

  • Click ONCE on links to open, or right click (control click) to download
  • Files can be downloaded individually or as a complete archive (.zip) at the bottom of the page.
  • Curriculum and readings are available as both Microsoft Word documents (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat documents (.pdf)
  • Presentations are Microsoft PowerPoint presentations (.ppt)

Los Carpinteros, Transportable City, 2000. (photo: Tony Palms/USFCAM)


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Enhanced! Files

Lesson Files Index .pdf (or .doc)

Crosswalk-Overview.doc (.pdf)

1) Enhanced!: An Introduction to Manipulated Photography
1A.Enhanced!_(Day_1_lesson_Intro_to_Manipulated_Photography).doc (.pdf)
1C.Artists'_bios.doc (.pdf)

2) Photographic Techniques
2A.Photographic_Techniques_(Day_2_lesson).doc (.pdf)
2C.Color_Printing_Expert_Group_Handout.doc (.pdf)
2D.Earliest_Techniques_Expert_Group_Handout.doc (.pdf)
2E.One-of-a-kind_Images_Expert_Group_Handout.doc (.pdf)
2F.Photographic_Techniques_ABC_order.doc (.pdf)
2G.Photographic_Techniques_Expert_Group_Handout_(all).doc (.pdf)
2H.Photographic_Techniques_graphic_organizer.doc (.pdf)
2I.Silver_Gelatin,_Pigment,_and_Digital_Expert_Group_Handout.doc (.pdf)
2J.Special_Kinds_of_Photographic_Prints_Expert_Group_Handout.doc (.pdf)

3) Construction for the Camera
3A.Construction_for_the_Camera_(Day_3_lesson).doc (.pdf)

4) Does Photography tell the Truth?
4A.Does_Photography_tell_the_Truth_(Day_4_lesson).doc (.pdf)

5) Photographing the Human
5A.Photographing_the_Human_(Day_5_lesson).doc (.pdf)
5C.My_Pie_Town_Study_Guide.doc (.pdf)

6) The Selfie: A Window into Identity
6A.The_Selfie_A_Window_into_Identity_(Day_6_lesson).doc (.pdf)
6C.Identity_Development.graphic_organizer.doc (.pdf)
6D.Art_at_Arm's_Length_(2014_article).doc (.pdf)

7) Student-Created Photography Art Project & Walking Gallery
7A.Enhanced!_art_project_(Day_7_lesson).doc (.pdf)
7B.Photography_Project.doc (.pdf)
7C.Art_Project_Rubric.doc (.pdf)

Download Complete InsideART 2015 Materials
Lessons plus index (.zip - 45.5MB)


Alexander Gardner (USA, b. Scotland, 1821-1882) Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter, Gettysburg, 1863. albumen, 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (photo: Will Lytch) Courtesy of the Drapkin Collections


Further Resources:

Download the Enhanced! exhibition brochure in pdf format

Download bios of the vintage artists in the exhibition in pdf format

If you have questions about the lesson plans or about the Enhanced! exhibition email an expert