This course is a hands-on exploration of the many photographic materials spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Over the term, students will study ten specific processes and be asked to create ten 8×10 inch experiments utilizing each one. Processes include digital camera lucida drawings, pinhole images, cyanotypes, analog color negatives, Polaroid images, scanograms, digital infrared capture, among others. We will research BIPOC practitioners who are applying hybrid and alternative processes to question issues related to post-colonial perspectives, identity, race, and ethnicity.
-engage with peers to make observations, ask questions, and give and receive feedback on work in progress.
-to become familiar with a wide range of photographic materials and processes.
-to become familiar with the content of a wide range of contemporary practitioners.
-to encourage reasoned risk-taking and visual curiosity.
-to practice careful attention to the experimentation process by compiling coherent notes in a separate, designated notebook.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Course Level: 4000-level
Th 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , Photography , Fully In-Person
Tags: photography , Experimentation , Alternative Processes , BIPOC artists