Photo Concepts: Identity
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 2845
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Culture
Description:
This course explores the ever evolving concept of identity as a cultural arena reflecting collective attitudes, lifestyles, aesthetics, and social perceptions that occur in visual culture. Class discussions and presentations illustrate personal portrayals as well as social and political readings associated with gender-based representations, the depiction and meaning of subcultures, feminist aesthetics, and works committed to the cultural expressions of a spectrum of minorities. The photographic and conceptual genres examined include portraiture, documentary, photojournalism (both classical and post-modern), and fashion. Assignments encourage students to explore and experience how representations pertaining to identity differ according to the context and intention of the artist. This course is part of a suite of electives designed to introduce students to major concepts present within the field of contemporary photography.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All School of Art, Media, and Technology undergraduate degree students, sophomores only.
Restrictions:

Level

Open to Undergraduate students.

Class

Not open to Fifth Year students.

Not open to Senior students.

Major

Open to Communication Design students.

Open to Design and Technology students.

Open to Fine Arts students.

Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.

Open to Illustration students.

Open to Photography students.