An introduction to the processes of analog photography through a series of problems directed toward the handling of film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, darkroom chemistry, and printing. Weekly laboratory sessions will explore the critical issues of working with black and white imagery today, supported by slide lectures, readings, and discussions of photography as a documentary tool, a political device, an art form. Class critiques of student work are augmented by feedback from guest photographers.
Assignments are informal and are based on clues found in the students’ own works.
COURSE FEES: Course fees will be subsidized by the Peter B. Lewis fund. A portion of student supplies will be provided. There may be some out of pocket expense.