Introduction to Photography

Parsons Paris: Paris Photography

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Introduction to Photography

Spring 2021

Taught By: Lila Neutre

Section: PC1

CRN: 4468

Credits: 3

Introduction to photography focuses on the acquisition of artistic and technical tools to experiment with the photographic medium. Studio shooting, printing workshops and artwork analysis are essential to this training. From exposure to composition, from layout to post-production, students will go through the foundations of photography. This practice-based approach will be complemented by an introduction to the history of photography, talks and exhibition visits. Students will be encouraged to anchor their own creative process in a historical, aesthetic and artistic perspective. The photographic image will be considered through the great diversity of its uses, supports and formal experiments, while evoking the critical debates and the theoretical issues surrounding it. Thematic insights linked with current exhibitions and publications will provide opportunities to investigate the notions of style and genre in photography. The course will also explore the work of inspirational photographers, past and present. While looking carefully at their pictures, students will learn how to build powerful images as well as articulate concepts and narratives. They will also investigate the differences between commissioned and self-motivated projects, documentary and art practices, fashion and contemporary art worlds. In addition to their personal photography project, students will learn how to defend their aesthetic choices and communicate on the genealogy of their work.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Photography (APPH)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:36pm 7/9/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:20pm - 7:00pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 301

Date Range: 1/18/2021 - 5/10/2021