This assignment has two parts, one part to bring to class and the other part to turn in on Canvas. Discuss your answers in fully developed sentences.
On Thursday, September 14, Mr. Will Jacks will be the guest speaker in class. He is a photographer and curator of Mississippi Delta culture. His bio and website links are below the assignment instructions.
Conduct background research on the photography or the photo gallery industry. Either type and print or handwrite your response and bring to class on Thursday prepared to discuss. Identify your response with your name and class. Use at least one source for your research and cite it.
Part 1 (bring to class Thursday)
- Explain with examples what service characteristics (chapter 2) discussed in class apply to this industry?
- Explain with examples what type of internal and external influences from the Consumer Behavior Model (chapter 3) influence the customers of this industry?
- Explain with examples what some of the current trends in this industry are? This should not be your opinion but facts found in your research.
- Explain with examples what some of the current challenges in this industry are? This should not be your opinion but facts found in your research.
- Explain with examples what opportunities for growth are in this industry?
Part 2 (turn in on Canvas before class Thursday)
- Find at least one news article pertaining to this industry and provide a URL to it in the text entry box. Discuss anything interesting you read about the article.
- Develop at least two questions to ask the speaker based on your research and provide them in the text entry box.
Will Jacks website, work articles and bio
After a short-lived tenure as a middle school English teacher and athletic coach, Millsaps College graduate Will Jacks finally settled into a career as a photographer. After finishing journalism graduate studies at the University of Mississippi in 1996, he returned to his hometown of Cleveland, MS and opened a photography studio. Eventually that grew to also serve as a regional photo gallery, and in September 2013 Time Magazine recognized its Eudora Welty exhibit as one of the top thirty ways in the world to experience photography offline.
His first monograph documents the juke-joint Poâ€™ Monkeyâ€™s Lounge, and has been selected by University Press of Mississippi to be published in 2017.
Currently Will lives in Cleveland and New Orleans with his wife, Jamie, and their two dogs, while working as a freelance photographer / multimedia storyteller. He works very closely with the Delta Center for Culture and Learning, which involves development of the International Delta Blues Project and the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area.
He teaches documentary-based photography classes in the art department at Delta State University and photojournalism/multimedia courses in the Meek School of Journalism at the University of Mississippi