Advanced Photo Concepts: Unpacking Race and Representation

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Race & Representation

Spring 2023

Taught By: Noelle Flores-Theard

Section: A

CRN: 3193

Credits: 3

“Race” is often an indirect reference to ethnic minorities, or to a spectrum of issues associated with people of color. Photographers tend to focus on the exoticism, behavior, charisma, crisis realities, cultural stereotypes, or what could now be termed, “the semiotics of race.” All these forms of depiction contribute to a complex representation of race, explored in differing aesthetics, differing conceptual or critical modes, and through varied examples of visual culture. This course will include: critical texts, a broad examination of various genres of photography, and the attentive study of how Race and culture is shown through images, cinema, narrative tableau, political perspectives, and cultural projects. Homework assignments will be given that require students to write critical papers and to produce photography or video to be further engaged in their representation of Race.

Open to: all university undergraduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 10

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: 12:40pm EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023