The Personal Essay
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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 4039
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
This course explores how direct statement of the facts of one's life can be heightened to communicate a personal experience of our shared world. Historic models from Lartigue's Diary of a Century to Nan Goldin's work are discussed. Topics include shooting, editing and sequencing. Final projects consist of a digitally printed book or web based sequence.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Bachelors degree in Photography majors; others by permission of Photography program. Pre-requisite(s): PUPH 2011 Sophomore Seminar 1 or equivalent.


Open to Undergraduate students.