What does it mean to study photography at Bennington? This course explores a wide range of approaches to the medium and introduces students to the various photographic genres with an emphasis on contemporary practice. The class will be primarily devoted to black and white analog materials and processes, including medium and large format cameras, light kits, and light meters available at the College. Introduction to scanning and the digital work flow will also be included. Readings, personal research, along with engaged work share discussions, will provide the basis for taking further course work in photography.