ta Scott Berzovsky
Explore with conceptual rigor the photographic process as a medium for artistic expression. Discussions, research, and production are grouped around a term specific topic. Special consideration is given to socio-political and psychological aspects as well as questions of context and space. Work-in-progress is reviewed and discussed continuously in a critical forum. Final project is presented in an exhibition format.
Lectures, readings, visiting professionals, group discussions, and a field trip encourage critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed. Student-initiated term project at the core of exploration with emphasis on conceptual and technical development.
Work with a range of different analog and digital camera formats from cell phone camera to 4×5 view camera. Practical instruction in exposure and development, traditional and experimental black-and-white darkroom printing and all aspects of digital imaging and output in state of the art facilities, and studio lighting. 35mm and digital SLRs, medium format cameras and 4×5 view cameras available for checkout.
Production time outside class is essential. Advanced students are welcome. Limited enrollment. Open to advanced students.