This course will explore and interrogate the key issues surrounding the medium of photography, led through these questions by lectures, group discussions and assignments/projects-based work. Students will be asked to complete readings & photo assignments, make in-class presentations and complete a final written or photographic project. Students should have a strong interest in art histories, philosophy and should be motivated to work independently & experiment creatively.
“Open Book” will focus on visual communication of information. It will address two methods of inquiry and the corresponding means of visual representation: the objective, well structured research of facts and images, and the creative process of their subjective evaluation and restatement. Students will propose a topic based on their area of interest and engage in a focused, semester-long exploration, which they will present in the form of a designed and printed book.