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
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 expressions of diverse cultures. 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.

Pre-requisite(s): PUFY 1030 Drawing/Imaging and PUFY 1040 Time or equivalents OR PSAM 1050 Photo Practices.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Some seats in this class have been reserved for Photography majors.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Not open to Fifth Year students.

Not open to Senior students.


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.