PSAM

3846

Advanced Photo Concepts: Portraiture and Context

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Portraiture & Context

Spring 2018

Taught By: Kristopher McKay

Section: A

CRN: 6200

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 2806 Lighting in Context.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 12:57am 5/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 303

Date Range: 1/22/2018 - 5/14/2018