NWRW
3913

Writing the Photobook: Intention, Continuity, Perfection

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Writing the Photobook
Spring 2023
Taught By: Robert Dunn
Section: A

CRN: 2792

Credits: 3

In the last decade the world of photobooks—books comprised of a series of photos, analogous to a short story collection, a chapbook of poems—has bloomed. When you get a photo just right, magic comes: from light, color, composition, all the ways that photos can reveal hidden truths. Then what? Just as you can write a novel, you can “write” a photobook, putting strong images in the most telling order, then laying them out to artful effect. This course helps students understand photobooks, and go on to shape and refine their own. Which photos? Each student’s choice. How should the photos be taken? Through your iPhone, your Leica, your funky Holga throwaway ... any way you wish. Class time will be divided between studying the history of the serious photobook and making our own books. Written requirements: An ongoing prospectus on your book, refined as your work changes, plus an essay on a classic photobook of your choice. General requirements: Passion, curiosity, and enough photos (and more) to make the best possible photobook.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 6:16am EST 2/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 262
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023
Writing the Photobook
Fall 2022
Taught By: Robert Dunn
Section: A

CRN: 7251

Credits: 3

In the last decade the world of photobooks—books comprised of a series of photos, analogous to a short story collection, a chapbook of poems—has bloomed. When you get a photo just right, magic comes: from light, color, composition, all the ways that photos can reveal hidden truths. Then what? Just as you can write a novel, you can “write” a photobook, putting strong images in the most telling order, then laying them out to artful effect. This course helps students understand photobooks, and go on to shape and refine their own. Which photos? Each student’s choice. How should the photos be taken? Through your iPhone, your Leica, your funky Holga throwaway ... any way you wish. Class time will be divided between studying the history of the serious photobook and making our own books. Written requirements: An ongoing prospectus on your book, refined as your work changes, plus an essay on a classic photobook of your choice. General requirements: Passion, curiosity, and enough photos (and more) to make the best possible photobook.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

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: 6:16am EST 2/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 715
Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022