This studio course introduces students to aesthetic and theoretical implications of digital photography. Studio emphasis is on mastering digital equipment and techniques, managing print quality, and generally becoming familiar with all aspects of the digital workspace. Popular media, found photographs, and the “life” of digital images will also be investigated. Slide lectures, readings and class discussions of student work in critique format will augment visual skills with critical and conceptual understandings of contemporary photography.
Sample reading list:
Lev Manovich, What is New Media?
Andy Grunberg, Photography in the Age of Electronic Simulation
Kenneth Brower, Photography in the Age of Falsifaction
Kevin Robbins, The Virtual Unconcious in Postphotography
Fredrick Sommer, The Poetic Logic of Art and Aesthetics
Kenneth Clark, The Naked and the Nude
See instructor for complete list
20 pages per week. 20% Other: Digital Workshops and Technical Proficiency; which will be class time spent working with the instructor and/or the digital lab technician learning and demonstrating file management, scanning, photoshop, print management, etc.