CRN

90241

Course No.

PHOT 101

Title

Introduction to Photography

Professor

Stephen Shore

Schedule

Fr 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Woods

Distribution

F

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. Admission is by portfolio (portfolio photographs do not have to have been printed by the student).

CRN

90242

Course No.

PHOT 103 A

Title

Basic Photography I

Professor

Mitch Epstein

Schedule

Mon 1:30 pm -4:30 pm Woods

Distribution

F

This course covers the same material as Photography 101 but is intended for beginning students who have had some previous photography experience. Admission is by portfolio.

CRN

90243

Course No.

PHOT 103 B

Title

Basic Photography I

Professor

Larry Fink

Schedule

Tu 1:30 pm -4:30 pm Woods

Distribution

F

See description above.

CRN

90243

Course No.

PHOT 107

Title

Visual Literacy

Professor

An-My Le

Schedule

Thur 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Woods

Distribution

F

This course is for non-photography students and requires no darkroom skills. A combination of found and created images fuels the content of the course, which explores visually exciting approaches to social phenomena. The course may benefit students of anthropology, sociology, and psychology by guiding them to stimulating photographic means of discovering realities that enhance their theses. It is also a course for all students who seek a deeper understanding of the nature of organized aesthetics in order to take photographs with greater impact and meaning. Course materials are color slide film, instant images, and pictures found in books, magazines, and other sources. The course will attempt to break through conventional seeing into useful visual revelation. A 35mm camera is required.

CRN

90244

Course No.

PHOT 201 A

Title

The View Camera

Professor

An-My Lê

Schedule

Wed 1:00 pm -4:00 pm Woods

Distribution

F

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.

Prerequisite: Photography 105 or 106. Admission is by portfolio.

CRN

90245

Course No.

PHOT 201 B

Title

The View Camera

Professor

Jennie Gage

Schedule

Th 1:30 pm -4:30 pm Woods

Distribution

F

See description above.

CRN

90246

Course No.

PHOT 203

Title

Color Photography

Professor

Mitch Epstein

Schedule

Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Woods

Distribution

F

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. Admission is by portfolio.

CRN

90248

Course No.

PHOT 301 A

Title

Advanced Photography

Professor

Larry Fink

Schedule

Mon 6:00 pm -9:00 pm Woods

Distribution

F

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.

Prerequisite: Photography 201 and 203.

CRN

90247

Course No.

PHOT 305

Title

Digital Imaging

Professor

Oliver Wasow

Schedule

Fr 1:30 pm -4:30 pm HDR

Wed LAB 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm HDR

Distribution

F

This is an introductory class in the use of Adobe Photoshop for image processing. The first third of the semester will be spent studying techniques for color management, scanning, image processing, and outputting. For the last two thirds of the semester students will pursue individual projects, which will be critiqued in class. This class is open to both photography students and others, but admission is by permission of the instructor. Lab is required.

CRN

90250

Course No.

PHOT 310 (Upper College Seminar)

Title

From Human Documents to the Image World: Photography, 1950 - 1990

Professor

Laurie Dahlberg

Schedule

Mon 1:30 pm -4:30 pm LC 206

Distribution

A/C

In the decades after World War II photography's social and artistic roles changed in many ways. The 1950's saw the dominance of magazine photography in Life and Look, as well as the birth of the hugely popular exhibition "The Family of Man". But it also witnessed the birth of a more personal photographic culture, exemplified by Robert Frank's book The Americans and the founding of Aperture magazine. In the 1960's and 1970's such photographers as Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander created a new poetry of contemporary life from moments gathered in streets and homes. The new topographics photographers of the 1970's revived a cooler, more analytic style, while in the following decade artists such as Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Laurie Simmons, Sherrie Levine and others appropriated mass-media images to create ironic commentaries on consumer culture. This turbulent period in the history of photography will be the focus of this intensive seminar. The class will be limited to 12 people, with senior and junior photography majors given preference in admission. Participants must have taken PHOT History 110. Students will be required to write several short papers throughout the course, and to prepare an in-class presentation on the work of one photographer or a related topic approved by the instructor.

CRN

90251

Course No.

PHOT 340 (Upper College Seminar)

Title

Photographic Exhibitions

Professor

Laurie Dahlberg

Schedule

Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm OLIN 301

Distribution

A/C

This seminar examines the history and practice of photographic exhibitions. It looks at the evolution of the idea of public exhibitions, from the development of French salons in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the rise of alternative exhibitions (including the Impressionist exhibitions held in the studio of the photographer Nadar) and the modernist "white cube." Emphasis is placed on exhibitions related to photography, from panoramas and Daguerre's diorama to turn-of-the-century pictorialist salons, Edward Steichen's "Family of Man," and contemporary exhibitions. As a group, students choose a theme and develop an exhibition around it, performing all associated tasks-obtaining work, deciding how to present it, preparing it, and displaying it. The course culminates in an exhibition at the Center for Curatorial Studies. In addition, each student is responsible for preparing a presentation to the class and submitting a written essay on a relevant question about exhibition theory and design. Enrollment is limited to ten students, Junior or Senior standing; by permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: at least one course in photography, studio arts, art history, or the history of photography.

CRN

90252

Course No.

PHOT SEM

Title

Senior Seminar

Schedule

Th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Woods

The senior seminar is a requirement for all seniors majoring in photography. The seminar meets on a bi-weekly basis, and carries no credit.