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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Course Number: PUPH 3575
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This studio course will explore 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 will complete three portraiture assignments to explore different facets of the genre ?- fine art, conceptual, and commercial (editorial/corporate/fashion/advertising) -- to locate an area of particular interest to investigate more closely in a final project. Readings, lectures, and in-class exercises will serve to inform choices of camera format, location, lighting, and gesture when completing assignments. We will also look at and discuss the work of artists and photographers, including 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 Vel?zquez and a visiting artist, for inspiration.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Open to: Bachelors degree in Photography majors; other by permission of Photography program.