Photo Concepts: Document
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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 2850
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Culture
Description:
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 on 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
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.