This course meets the second seven weeks of the term, and through group critiques, assignments, artist slideshows, and readings, explores the broad range of physical forms that photographic works can take. As recent exhibitions and publications such as What is a Photograph? (The International Center of Photography, 2014), A Matter of Memory: The Photograph as Object in the Digital Age (George Eastman Museum, 2016), and Photography is Magic (Charlotte Cotton, Aperture, 2015) attest, there are many contemporary artists whose work with photography draws increased focus to material and spatial concerns, and whose creative expression extends beyond traditional fine art prints to encompass experiments with scale, texture, form, and installation. Designed for advanced students pursuing self-directed projects, the course aims to challenge, complicate, clarify and deepen students’ understanding of their work in progress as they resolve its production both formally and conceptually. Students will become familiar with relevant historical and contemporary references and will learn to make purposeful and critical decisions about their own creative work.
Registration: Email instructor: what interests you about the class, what term you are in, previous photography classes, and any other relevant info. Preference given to upper level students, and students who email by November 22. I will email students to notify them of acceptance into the class by November 27 and begin signing registration forms on November 29. Students who would like to discuss the class in person are welcome to stop by office hours in VAPA E212 Tuesdays 10:30-noon or to email to set another appointment.