Visual Documentary Practice

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Visual Documentary Practice

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: AX

CRN: 7582

Credits: 4

"This course is taught by two veteran visual editors, Alice Gabriner and Jamie Wellford, who have covered three decades of news events, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the recent Migration crisis, at leading media organizations. At formative ages, we are taught how to read, write, and are exposed to great literature, but most of us never learn how to read pictures, express ourselves through imagery, or interpret the work of photography masters. Students will gain deep insight from these professionals’ unique experience working with a generation of the most notable and innovative photographers of the contemporary era, looking at how they find, produce, edit, and frame visual documentary stories. Through a close reading of visual “case studies,” students will be immersed in a historical perspective of the shifting media landscape, while also exploring the complex challenges facing visual storytellers in an era of image proliferation and fast-moving news. Weekly assignments covering news events in New York City, readings, and in-class critique of work produced by the students and images appearing in our media culture, will foster independent, creative, and critical thinking. Requirements: You must have a digital camera or camera smartphone, be familiar with basic editing software, and engage in reading media on multiple platforms daily. * Strongly recommended for Journalism + Design Majors.*"

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

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: 10:40am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2020 - 5/8/2020