100 Experiments (PHO4131.01)

Jonathan Kline

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 experiments utilizing each one. Processes include digital camera lucida drawings, pinhole images, cyanotypes, analog color negatives, Polaroid images, scanograms, UV & infrared capture, among others. We will research contemporary practitioners who are applying hybrid and alternative processes to question issues related to post-colonial perspectives, identity, race, and ethnicity.

Learning Outcomes:
-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: Successful completion of Foundations of Photography, Digital or Analog & permission of instructor (email jkline@bennington.edu).
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Photography
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