Listen to Half-Tone Podcast, “Andrea Modica” episode 16.
After listening to this episode of The Half-Tone Podcast, please answer the following questions
individually. Each answer should have a hearty paragraph of explanation and the total word count for
the entire assignment should be around 400 words or more. I encourage all to proof read for clarity,
punctuation, and grammar.
- What artist mediums was Modica first intrigued by? In your opinion, what similarities do these mediums
have in common with photography. Justify your own thoughts by citing the interview.
- Modica mentions several times her “big camera.” What is this big camera, why is it distinct, and what
are her reasons to preference this type of camera?
- While discussing her time at Yale School of Art, Modica mentions several memorable experiences.
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