Photographs as Narratives (PHO2108.01) (cancelled 4/25/2023)

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 processes. Structurally the assignments may take a traditional documentary format or a linear or thematic narrative. Image editing and sequencing to strengthen 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 final presentation.
Learn the mechanics of the analog and digital camera and use them to explore course assignments.
Use single and multiply images to construct and communicate visual narratives.
Engage in critical discussions of contemporary BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ photographers and multidisciplinary artists works.

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

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Photography
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