Photographs as Narratives (PHO2108.01)

Terry Boddie

How do we read photographs? What are the stories contained within their borders? How does two, three, or a sequence of images in tandem convey a narrative? In this course, students are guided through a series of assignments that explore the photograph as a narrative pictorial space using analog and digital cameras. Structurally the assignments may take a traditional documentary format or a linear or thematic narrative. Image editing and sequencing to tighten narrative structure will be emphasized. The critical evaluation of photography projects by other photographers through written reflections and in class discussions will also be emphasized. Class discussions of readings and peer critique of works in progress will be central to the coursework. The goal by the end of the class is to produce a coherent body of images covering several visual assignments.

Learning Outcomes:
Gain proficiency in the fundamentals of image composition, editing and presentation to create narratives
Learn the mechanics of the analog and digital camera and use them to explore course assignments
Respond effectively to own work and that of other students when reading a pictorial composition
Engage in critical discussions of the work of contemporary BIPOC and LGBTQ photographers and multidisciplinary artists

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Once a year

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