This course teaches students how to create a compelling narrative told through pictures and make photographs like the "giants" including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andre Kertesz, Josef Koudelka, Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, and more. Throughout the course we will examine their work, explore their agendas as documentarians, and how their sensitive sensibilities make great impressions upon us. While this is a shooting course, our time in the classroom is structured so that open discussions and weekly critiques of your work are an integral component as you create your photo documentary. We will also take shooting field trips, read from works that illustrate what it means to think and see photographically, and assign independent visits to galleries and museums to see great photographs in person. Assignments are also given to best support your specific needs. NOTE: Students are expected to bring in their work for critique in the form of prints or digital files. Darkroom facilities are not available.
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