We turn the camera on ourselves and travel through our psyche and our memories to create factional and fictional stories, and reinvent personal notions of self-portraiture. Lectures on dreams, family, portraits and the cosmos will focus this course on the self as a tool, as a subject and as a place of inspiration for new work. We will look at and discuss the work of contemporary photographers, and explore how various cultures interpret the idea of the "self." Through weekly assignments, students will engage in various approaches to interpret and project their inner world. Discussions, short readings, screenings, critiques and writing exercises will be pivotal components of the course. Students may work in either film or digital formats.
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