Advanced Questions in Photography

This class examines ways in which lens-based media can frame the figure within different social, cultural, and emotional landscapes. We will explore how the figure toggles in contemporary photography, between seemingly mimetic representation and abstract lyricism, traversing various styles and culminating with attempts to address the figure in the actual materiality of the finished photographs themselves, often blurring the line between photography and sculpture. The class will engage in workshops that cover advanced camera technique, lighting, and printing to heighten students ability to achieve styles seen in different artists’ work.






Wednesdays, 12:30 - 4:20 pm


James Welling