Women and Photography (past and present) (PHO4204.01)

Liz Deschenes

This course will have two components: a historic and contemporary examination of how women have shaped the discipline of photography. We will initially look at, and study, how women have played an integral role in the practice of photography from its inception, and we will research how women’s achievements within the medium have been historicized. We will read first hand accounts from artists and historians from the book of collected essays “Illuminations: Women Writing on Photography from the 1850s to the Present The 2nd part of the course will focus on the myriad of radical contributions by female artists who utilize the medium for artistic, political and practical purposes. Students will need to attend workshops with visiting artists, and evolve a project, of their own choosing, based on responses to the readings, lectures and discussions.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and at least two successfully completed courses in photography
Credits: 2
M 2:10pm - 6:00pm (first seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, First Seven Week, Liz Deschenes, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Photography, Two Credit, and tagged , , , , , , .