Reading Photographs

Dates:March 3 - April 14, 2021
Meets:W from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 6 sessions
Location:Online Zoom
Instructor:Phyllis Berger
Fee: $210.00

Wed., Mar. 3-Apr. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST

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Course Description

This course is about the hidden stories in photographs. What do they mean to the artist who created them and to the viewer who seeks understand them through the lens of history, culture, politics and intension. Each week we will look at a photographic genre including documentary photography, image and text, the photo essay, collage and DADA , the self-portrait and identity and landscape. Students will have the opportunity to show their own work and receive a critique each week. Some of the artists we will look at will include: Documentary: Margaret Bourke White, Dorothea Lange and James Nachtwey. Image and Text: Duane Michals, James Agee and Walker Evans. Photo essay: W. Eugene Smith, Richard Avedon. The Portrait: Annie Liebovitz and Zenele Muholi. Collage and DADA: John Heartfield and Corneila Hediger. Landscape: Michael Kenna and Pentti Sammallahti.

Classes will be held online via Zoom. Enrollment is limited, so register early!