Advanced Photo Concepts: Portraiture and Context

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Portraiture & Context
Fall 2023
Taught By: Ian Lewandowski
Section: A

CRN: 12357

Credits: 3

This studio course explores contemporary, classical, painterly, fashion-oriented, and postmodern approaches to portraiture by examining how photography has conveyed identity, beauty, urgency, imagination, ambiguity, extreme sensibility, emotional depth, refinement versus rawness, the rigorously technical representations of surfaces, and diverse examples of visual ideology perceived through different forms of portraiture over the course of history. During the semester students develop a range of portraits, associated with a particular field of interest including fine art, editorial, documentary, fashion, photojournalism, still life, or collage. The class looks closely at some of the exemplary photographers who have contributed significantly to the portraiture genre, as well as the mavericks who defy conventions to forge more personal or idiosyncratic representations. Discussions will focus on student’s ideas and concepts as they evolve as well as technical and formal strategies to expand and strengthen one’s work.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Some seats have been reserved for Bachelor of Photography majors. Pre-requisite(s): PUPH 2110 Core Studio 2: Photo Contexts OR PSAM 1060 Light and Image.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (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: 8:42pm EDT 10/1/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 602
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/5/2023