Documentary Photography

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Documentary Photography

Fall 2022

Taught By: Lori Grinker

Section: A

CRN: 14036

Credits: 4

The camera is a tool to engage, socially and politically, the world around us. Students will immerse themselves in documentary practices to craft stories with photographs, video, sound, and text. Through close readings of photographic essays, a historical range of photojournalism books, and news reportage, students will learn how to read photographs to gain an understanding of "visual literacy." Our emphasis will be on process (drafting proposals, conducting research, gaining access), as well as practice (editing and building sequencing skills). Through trial and error, students will learn which ideas translate visually, which do not, and why. Students should be prepared to make mistakes, learn by weekly photographic assignments and for the second half of the term, iteration: returning to the same photographic subject matter over and over. Collaboration will be encouraged as we use the classroom as a lab to critique each others' work. Students must have access to a digital camera, smart phone or SLR, and a basic familiarity with an editing application. This class is strongly recommended for all Journalism + Design majors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 8:12am EST 11/27/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/7/2022