Instructor: Lara Baladi
Introduces history and contemporary practices in artistic photography through projects, lectures, artist visits, group discussions, readings, and field trips. Students foster visual literacy and aesthetic appreciation of photography/digital imaging, as well as a critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed. The course provides practical instruction in the fundamentals of different camera formats, film exposure and development, lighting, black and white darkroom printing, and digital imaging. Assignments addressing a specified topic allow students to incorporate a range of traditional and experimental techniques, develop technical skills, and to have an opportunity for personal exploration. Projects are continuously presented and discussed in a critical forum. Graduate and undergraduate workload and evaluation criteria vary accordingly.