Cooperative Vision: The Value of Photography Collectives (APA4310.01)

Farzana Wahidy, MFA Teaching Fellow

This course is an opportunity to learn the importance of collective photography projects focusing on contemporary photography from Asia. Classwork will include exploration and critique of imagery, guest speaker presentations, and discussions. Each student will be required to submit a midterm assignment of 300 to 500 words, research and participate in a collaborative photographic project as a volunteer contributing 16 hours, and present it at the end of term during a class discussion. The student volunteer work could be any contribution as long as they complete 16 hours over four weeks, and the timing of their work can be between April and May 2023 at the latest. The collective photography projects can be based in the US or worldwide.

Learning Outcomes:
- Build awareness of the importance of collective photography projects 
- Improve their knowledge about Asian contemporary photography
- Practice and contribute to a photography collective project
- Make observations, think critically, speak and write about photography
- Actively reflect on their own questions and relationship to the ideas in the course, and on their creative and learning processes, and make connections to other areas of interest
- Recognize their shared role in cultivating an engaging, respectful, and productive learning community.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Interested students should contact the instructor:
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

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