4.341/2 | Introduction to Photography and Related Media

Instructor: Lara Baladi

TA: Luíza Bastos Lages

Through readings, projects, lectures, workshops by guest lecturers, group discussions and field trips, this course introduces students to the history of photography and the use of images in contemporary art practices. It fosters, both theoretically and practically, visual literacy and understanding of photography from analog to digital imaging techniques and technologies.

The course provides practical instructions in the fundamentals of various camera formats, film exposure and development, black and white darkroom printing, and digital imaging. 

Readings, film screenings and assignments addressing specified topics allow students to explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques, to develop technical skills and personal exploration of photography and related media, as well as develop critical awareness of the cultural and technological production of images. 

Assignments are continuously discussed in a critical forum. Students are required to present a final project at the end of the semester.

Students from various disciplines are encouraged to enroll. 35mm and digital SLRs cameras are available for checkout. Limited Enrollment.

This class is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Additional work is required at the graduate level, which includes a variable unit option.  

Students taking a production-based ACT class will be charged a $75 lab fee after the add date on a semester basis. The fee covers the cost of student production materials used as part of the class. SMACT graduate students are exempt from the lab fee.  

 

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  • Units: u 3-3-6, g 3-3-3/3-3-6
    Lab Fee: $75
  • Credit: hass-a
  • Schedule: TR 2-5 pm
    Location: e15-054