Photo Concepts: Documentary
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 2850
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course explores the complex idea of the photograph as document, beginning with the question: Are all photographs documents? Through the study of key photographers, artists and relevant writings, students gain a broad perspective into the multiple ways the photograph manifests as document, including the photograph as witness, evidence, memory and activism. Practice-based assignments, a final photographic project and oral presentations encourage students to experience the meaning of the photograph as document, and how the malleability of the digital image changes that meaning.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Pre-requisite(s): PUFY 1030 Drawing/Imaging and PUFY 1040 Time or equivalents OR PSAM 1050 Photo Practices.
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.