Photo: Social Justice

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Photo: Social Justice

Spring 2023

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 9655

Credits: 3

In this seminar course, students will explore the relationship between the medium of photography in social justice movements. We will trace the role that photography has played in social change through historical and contemporary case studies, as well as in the trajectories of socially engaged artists. Historical works of photojournalism, documentary, experimental, and participatory practices will be analyzed for their social impact, and students will analyze the methods and ethics involved with producing projects of this nature. By the end of this course, students will be able to apply knowledge of various theoretical and contextual frameworks of social justice work in their consideration of contemporary practices. Together, we will research and analyze current contemporary projects that are making impacts today. Students will not produce a photography project in this course, but rather they will build out an idea and a production framework for a project to produce or incorporate in their future practice.

Open to: Parsons First Year students, and others, space provided.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

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: 7:34pm 8/8/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 601

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023