Photography transforms what we see in front of the camera into meaningful images
IN YOUR FACE
Carrying a camera increases your ability to see the world. We teach our students keen observational skills and strong critical thinking skills as they evaluate work in progress to produce the best possible results.
Our program is for you if you’re interested in practicing lens-based art as a means of personal expression. The sequence of courses shares with you the technical mechanisms of photography and the range of visual approaches, as well as the history of photography. You’ll acquire a deep knowledge of photographic practice.
One student studying immigration in an anthropology course turned that study into a photography project. This is just one example of how your growing knowledge of photography will help you better understand the nuances of visual communication in other fields, as well as giving you a practical skill that looks great on a résumé.
I have an abiding research interest in the relationships among Shakespeare’s plays and modern and contemporary visual culture. Currently, I’m exploring landscape imagery and its links to Shakespeare.
Ph.D., Columbia University
work from the camera obscura to contemporary digital practices in “History of Photography”