4.341 Introduction to Photography and Related Media

Andrea Frank

This project-based studio course is centered around a student-initiated term project, which provides opportunities both to develop technical skills and for personal exploration.

This semester we will address MIT’s 150th anniversary through the lens of photography. We will critically examine the history and present of the institute’s culture and goals, its campus and environment, and engage the MIT community through our final projects in an on-campus exhibition situation.

Student projects are continuously presented and discussed in a critical forum. Lectures, readings, visiting professionals, group discussions, and a field trip encourage aesthetic appreciation of the medium and critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed.
Students receive practical instruction in the fundamentals of analog and digital SLR and medium format camera operation, film exposure and development, black and white darkroom techniques, digital imaging, and flash/lighting.

Production time outside class is essential. Limited Enrollment.

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