Pictures from Home (PHO4795.01)

Liz White

Exploring “home” as photographic site and subject, this course invites students to make work in response to prompts, and supports the development of an independent project through regular group critiques. Students will learn about historical and contemporary artists who have used their domestic space to make photographs, and consider how intimate life and everyday objects can serve creative work through diaristic observation and documentation, arrangement, and assemblage. Short reading and writing assignments will consider the complexities of home in relation to shelter and safety, privacy, family, origin, identity, myth, and memory; as both structure and space; limitation and possibility.

Class time will be both synchronous and asynchronous; the course will involve meeting together for group discussions and critiques, as well as work that students pursue on their own time: individually, in small groups, and in one-on-one meetings with the instructor. While listed within the course blocks of Tuesdays and Thursdays for curriculum purposes, please note that the Tuesday class time will be synchronous and the Thursday class time will be asynchronous, meaning that we will meet as a group on Tuesday mornings but not on Thursday evenings.

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty remote
Prerequisites: Foundations of Photography and permission of instructor. For registration, email ewhite@bennington.edu describing your interest and include class year, description of your Plan, and previous coursework in photography and visual arts.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
T 10:30AM-12:20PM (synchronous); Th 6:30PM-10:10PM (asynchronous) (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Visual Arts , Photography
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