Documentary Strategies (PHTI-UT 1006)

Prerequisite: Photography & Imaging II, or permission of the department. This course considers the creative possibilities of a variety of documentary strategies. The editing of images, their structuring into an essay form, the interpretation of their various meanings, and the impact of the documentary essay on the world are all discussed. Students are assigned a range of problems that explore visual description and interpretation ranging from the photojournalistic to the autobiographical. In addition each student devotes a significant amount of time to producing a single-subject documentary project. Classes are lecture-demonstration with critiques of student work and regular presentations of documentary photographs made throughout history, in different cultures and for different reasons, including the personal and the societal. Each student must have a still camera or a video camera. This course requires a nonrefundable lab fee.

Photography and Imaging (Undergraduate)
4 credits – 14 Weeks

Sections (Fall 2023)

PHTI-UT 1006-000 (13387)
09/05/2023 – 12/15/2023 Mon
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Morning)
at Washington Square
Instructed by Ross Smith, Bayete