Reframing Photography: New Tools for Social Activism - Fall 2022
|DAY / TIME||Thursday 6-9pm (Pacific Time) | September 22 - December 1, 2022*|
|*No class on November 24 - Thanksgiving|
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 can you make a long term project a reality from beginning to end? For example, from a concept to successfully funding and exhibiting your projects.
What are research and collaborative methods you can implement to your practice to successfully work with new artists, writers, and activists from different regions?
What are innovative ways of exhibiting your artwork beyond the white cube and in collaboration with Museums and galleries?
Image © Marilyn Montufar