Reframing Photography: New Tools for Social Activism - Spring 2021
|DAY / TIME||Wednesday 6-9pm (Pacific Time) | March 31 - June 2, 2021|
Payment & Refund Policy
|FORMAT||Online; this will be hosted as a live, interactive online course utilizing the Zoom platform along with Google Drive for sharing files.|
|PREREQS||Photography I (B&W or Digital)|
|CREDITS||3 – Fulfills Elective requirement for Certificate Program|
This project-based course will explore concepts of identity, race, gender, social justice and community through photography. Specific topics will focus on social-activism, community collaboration, meaningful partnerships, and ultimately presenting work in unique ways.
Photography projects explored may be from a continuing project or a completely new idea; students will be challenged to think critically, creatively, and passionately in their approach to using photography as a social activism tool. All techniques and mediums are open. Projects pertaining to identity are highly encouraged, but not required. Sessions will include guest speakers, reading of contemporary articles, sharing of work, and critical analysis of current events. Student outcomes include: advancement of project, techniques for authentically connecting with communities, strategies for making new partnerships, and introduction to exhibition formats and spaces.
Questions and discussions explored:
How do you reframe photography, such as portraiture during a global pandemic and social distancing? How do you create art that reaches audiences and connects with humans when museums and galleries are closed to the public? How do you create a community of artists when residencies and exhibitions are postponed and at times cancelled indefinitely?
Image © Marilyn Montufar