Fashion Photography: A History

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Fashion Photography: A History
Fall 2024
Taught By: Barbara Bordnick
Section: A

CRN: 3038

Credits: 3

Artists have used the language of dress as a narrative in their work since the beginning of recorded art, to speak to us of character and values, including socio-economic status such as rank, profession, trade, age group, religious tradition, sexual mores, psychology and style. The sculptures of the Greco-Roman period, the portraits of Goya, Velazquez, Sargent, and Manet tell us much about their subjects through their manner of dress and their style. Through fashion. style became a powerful means of self-expression. Documenting this style for magazines has been the major role of fashion photography and in that role, fashion photographers have created brilliant works of art, many of which are in the photography collections of the major museums of the world. This course will, with the use of slide shows, books and magazines, cover the beginnings of fashion photography including very early influences, and up to fashion photography as it is today.

Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshmen and sophomores only. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (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: 5:20pm EST 3/3/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024