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Documentary Photography

6:30PM - 9:30PM
Sep 18 - Dec 18
3.50 CEUs,
12 Sessions

Richard Schulman Photographer

This course will explore how to create a compelling narrative told through pictures and make photographs like the "giants" and their contemporaries, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Kertész, Josef Koudelka, Robert Frank, Stephen Shore and Alex Webb. Throughout the course we will examine their work, explore their agendas as documentarians, and discuss how their sensibilities make impressions upon us. While this is a shooting course, classroom time is structured so that open discussions and weekly critiques of your work are an integral component as you create a photo documentary. We will also take shooting field trips, watch films and documentaries, and read from works that illustrate what it means to think and see photographically. Independent visits to galleries and museums to view great photographs will be assigned.
NOTE: Please bring your work (prints or digital files) to the first session. Darkroom facilities are not available.


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