Please Note: There is a $200.00 Photography Department Fee each semester for any student taking one or more photography classes.  If a student decides to drop a photography class they must fill out a Drop/Add form, have it signed by the appropriate department faculty and deliver it to the Office of the Registrar on or before Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5 PM or they will be charged and responsible for the $200.00 Department Fee.

 

18489

PHOT 101

 Introduction to Photography

Daphne Fitzpatrick

   Th    1:30 pm-4:30 pm

WDS

PA

PART

An introduction to both the techniques and the aesthetics of black and white photography as a means of self-expression. Systematic instruction in darkroom techniques and weekly criticism of individual work provide the student with a solid basic understanding of the use of the camera as an expressive tool. The student must obtain within the first week of classes a camera (35mm or 2 1/4) with fully adjustable f/stops and shutter speeds and a handheld reflected light exposure meter. No previous photography experience is required.  This class is reserved for First-year and Transfer students.  Class size: 12

 

18490

PHOT 105 A

 Photographic Seeing

Dave Bush

 T        10:10 am-1:10 pm

WDS

PA

PART

Beyond the material technique of photography lies a visual technique. This involves learning to see the way a camera sees; learning how a photograph, by its nature, transforms the world in front of the camera. The first half of the semester is devoted to exploring this visual grammar of photography and how it clarifies a photograph's meaning and the photographer's intent. During the second half of the semester, students pursue independent projects, putting their visual understanding into practice. Prerequisite: Photography 101 or 103.  Class size: 12

 

18491

PHOT 105 B

 Photographic Seeing

Gilles Peress

  W      1:30 pm-4:30 pm

WDS

PA

PART

See above.  Class size: 12

 

18492

PHOT 105 C

 Photographic Seeing: Montgomery Place

Tanya Marcuse

M         1:30 pm-4:30 pm

WDS  &

Montgomery Place

PA

PART

This course is a version of the "Photographic Seeing" course. It focuses on Montgomery Place as its shared subject matter and site. Montgomery Place offers a unique artistic and academic opportunity to investigate place and time from a variety of photographic perspectives, and to explore subjects such as archives and artifacts, historical buildings of different eras, collected botanical specimens, orchards, woods and waterfalls, trees, gardens and greenhouses --as the seasons shift from winter to spring.  The class will create a collaborative book and exhibition about Montgomery Place.

Class size: 12

 

18499

PHOT 107

 photography and Instagram

Stephen Shore

M         10:10 am-1:10 pm

WDS

PA

PART

This course is open to students with access to an Instagram account. Instagram has become one of the most ubiquitous menas of visual communication. There are currently more than 700 million monthly users. Its reach and connectivity are truly global. Now, a growing number of artists are exploring Instagram as a platform for artistic expression. This class will examine the history of "notational photography" and Instrgram's relation to the Polaroid and other instantaneous photographic media. It will then explore strategies for using Instagram as a medium of communication. Assignments will be directed at delving into these various strategies: the visual notation, the scrapbook, the visual diary, the curated feed, and the use of serial imagery. The second half of the semester will be devoted to individual projects. There will be weekly critiques of each student's work. No prerequisites. Photography students may take the course alongside their core course.  Please note: Photography Majors may take this course only in addition to their core photography course. Class size: 12

 

18493

PHOT 201

 The View Camera

An-My Le

  W      6:00 pm-9:00 pm

WDS

PA

PART

View cameras were the first cameras and were the primary photographic tool for the first half of photography's history. They offer unexcelled clarity, tonality, and image control. The operation of the view camera and advanced darkroom techniques are demonstrated in this course. The class explores the expressive potential of the conscious use of the camera's precise control of the image. Students are supplied with 4" x 5" camera outfits. Admission by portfolio.  Prerequisite: Photography 105 or 106. Class size: 8

 

18495

PHOT 203 A

 Color Photography

Barbara Ess

   Th    10:10 am-1:10 pm

WDS

PA

PART

An introduction to the problem of rethinking photographic picture making through the medium of color photography. Transparencies, color negatives, and type C prints are the technical areas explored. Interested students should bear in mind the higher costs of color materials.  Class size: 8

 

18496

PHOT 203 B

 Color Photography

David Bush

  W      10:10 am-1:10 pm

WDS

PA

PART

See above.  Class size: 8

 

18500

PHOT 207

 Your Life in Politics

Tim Davis

 T        1:30 pm-4:30 pm

WDS

PA

PART

This course aims to help artists reckon with their political world. We are living in a time of great disorientation and upheaval and artists across all media are feeling the need to look outward and readdress their times. We will study past and contemporary political art, looking at the work of activists, photojournalists, cool observers, regime propagandists and radical social critics. Constructivists, WPA photographers, folk musicians, Situationists will be welcome. The medium is not the message in this course.  Instead we will use any means necessary to take deep and complicated soundings of our times. Weekly projects and a collaborative class action will ask How can art be subversive? How can it gather hidden information? How can it document? How can it organize? Online registration must be accompanied by an email to the professor explaining why you want to take the course. Please note: Photography Majors may take this course only in addition to their core photography course.  Class size: 10

 

18534

PHOT 208

 Photography and Sculpture

Daphne Fitzpatrick

    F     1:30 pm-4:30 pm

WDS

PA

PART

Photography is no longer just a two dimensional medium. While moving deeper into the virtual on our phones and laptops, it is also surging into the gallery and museum, and off the wall into architectural space. At the same time, artists are using a full range of sculptural tools  constructing and performing worlds for the camera to deepen and complicate their practices. This course, for photography and studio arts majors, will examine ways photography collides with physical materials, engages the built and the observed, and complicates the idea of display.  The class will undertake close readings of: Brancusi, Duchamp, Man Ray, Matta-Clark, Nauman, Medieta, Fischli & Weiss, Whiteread, Harrison, and others. Weekly assignments will instruct students in ways to use the camera to make lens-based sculpture, to produce work that surrenders the wall to employ the physical world. In the second half of the semester, students will work on individual projects. Open to studio arts and photography majors. Please note: Photography Majors may take this course only in addition to their core photography course.  Class size: 10

 

18497

PHOT 302 A

 Advanced Photography

Barbara Ess

  W      1:30 pm-4:30 pm

WDS

PA

PART

To prepare the student for ongoing independent work, this course emphasizes the exploration of visual problems. At the heart of this exploration is asking good questions of oneself and one's work, seeing how other photographers and artists in other media have dealt with such questions, and "answering" the questions for oneself through individual projects.  Class size: 8

 

18498

PHOT 302 B

 Advanced Photography

An-My Le

   Th    10:10 am-1:10 pm

WDS

PA

PART

See above.   Class size: 8

 

18502

PHOT SEM

 Senior Seminar

Tim Davis

M         7:00 pm-10:00 pm

WDS

 

AART

The senior seminar is a requirement of all seniors majoring in photography. The seminar meets on a weekly basis and carries no credit. s size: 20