SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Monday August 6th

Introductions

Lecture: Photography as contemporary art 

Workshop: Fundamentals of photography and camera introduction

HW: Reading Response* due Wed August 8th:

The Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton: Introduction

The Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton: Chapter 5: Intimate Life

*Read these two chapters and write a total of 250 words reflecting on what you learned. Include one point of agreement, one point of contention, and one point of confusion.  We will have an in-class discussion on Wednesday as well, so the response will help prep you for the discussion. Drop your response in this google drive folder as a document titled your first and last name.

 

Wednesday August 8th

Lecture: The human subject in photography

Reading Discussion of The Photograph as Contemporary Art: Introduction and Chapter 5

Workshop: Understanding your camera and lenses

Shoot Room Training

HW: Prep artist research presentation due Monday the 13th. Choose a photographer and put their name in this google doc (if the photographer you want has already been taken, choose another and add to the doc). The photographer can be from the readings, lectures, a famous photographer, a friend, anyone that you can give a presentation on for five minutes. Prep a google slide presentation with at least 3 images from that photographer and place it in this google drive folder.

Begin working on project 1

Reading: Two essays from the Laura Aguilar Show and Tell exhibition catalog:

Clothed/Unclothed: Laura Aguilar’s Radical Vulnerability by Amelia Jones

Mestiza Cultural Memory: The Self Ecologies of Laura Aguilar by Macarena Gómez-Barris

*Choose two images by Laura Aguilar discussed in the readings and compare and contrast them. You can discuss what you liked/disliked about each image, which image you find to be more successful, the formal qualities utilized in each image, the content in each image, etc. Drop your response in this google drive folder as a document titled your first and last name.

 

Monday August 13th

Artist Presentations

Lecture: Land as subject in photography

HW: Prepare for 1 on 1 presentations, must demonstrate significant progress on project 1 by showing me at least 3 images

 

Wednesday August 15th

Workshop: Intro to photoshop

Working Day

1 on 1 feedback sessions to demonstrate progress on project 1, show me at least 3 rough draft images

Work on editing images

HW: Finish project 3 and prepare for presentations

 

Monday August 20th

PROJECT 1 DUE

Presentations and critiques of project 1 (10 min/student)

Introduction to project 2

HW: Reading response* to due Wednesday August 22nd:

Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton, Chapter 1: If this is art

No-Movies-The Art of False Documents

*Choose one image from either of the readings that you find the be the most interesting. Do a little additional research into the artist and piece in order to write about their process. Write 200-250 words answering the following questions: How did the artist create the image? What style/aesthetics are being utilized? How does the way the image was made reflect the ideas the image presents? Save your file with your first and last name and drop your response in this google drive folder. 

-Come up with an idea for project 2, be ready to present me with notes, sketches, and/or references to show me on Wednesday Aug 22nd

Wednesday August 22nd

Lecture: Fabricated images

Workshop: Introduction to studio lighting and green screen

One on one check-ins on ideas for project 2

HW: Reading response* to due Monday, August 27th:

The Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton: Chapter 7: Revised and Remade

this short New York Times article on the Pictures Generation (make sure to view the image slideshow that is about halfway through the article)

 

Monday August 27th

Lecture: Appropriation in photography

Working time to finish project 2

1 on 1 check-ins on project 2 progress

HW: Finish project two and prepare for presentations

 

Wednesday August 29th

PROJECT 2 DUE

Presentations and critiques of project 2 (10 min/student)

Introduction to final project

HW: Reading Response to:

Pics and It Didn’t Happen by Nathan Jurgenson

-Autonomy and the Archive in America: Reexamining the Intersection of Photography and Stereotype by Lauri Firstenberg

Prep for one on one meetings to show progress on project 3, must show me at least 10 images on September 5th. 

 

Monday September 3rd

NO CLASS for Labor Day Holiday

 

Wednesday September 5th

Lecture: Images in archives+networks

Reading discussion on Pics and it Didn’t Happen and Autonomy and the Archive in America

One-on-one check-ins on project 3 progress, must show me at least 10 images

HW: Reading responses due Monday September 10th:

This New York Times review of the 2011 MOMA exhibition Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960

-The Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton: Chapter 2: Once Upon a Time

 

Monday September 10th

Lecture: Performance and narrative

Working day to finish project 3

HW: Finish project 3 and prepare for presentations

 

Wednesday September 12th

PROJECT 3 DUE

Final presentation and critique