Intimate Portrait
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Photography
Course Number: PUPH 3575
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Photography
This studio course explores both traditional and contemporary approaches to photographic portraiture by examining the various ways in which the portrait has conveyed identity, meaning, and ideology through different media over the course of history. During the semester, students explore different facets locating an area of particular interest to investigate more closely in a final project. Readings, lectures, and in-class exercises serve to inform choices of camera format, location, lighting, and gesture when completing assignments. Artists and photographers looked at and discussed include Diane Arbus, Chris Buck, Julia Margaret Cameron, Chuck Close, Anthony van Dyck, Lucien Freud, Yasumasa Morimura, Alice Neel, Catherine Opie, Marc Quinn, Rembrandt van Rijn, August Sander, Diego Velazquez and a visiting artist, for inspiration.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Bachelors degree in Photography majors; other by permission of Photography program.


Open to Photography students.