A course rooted in Roland Barthes' notion of the pensive image: "Ultimately, photography is subversive, not when it frightens, repels, or stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks." Students will produce, interpret, discuss, and display collaborative work and individual projects. Topics of focus include history of optics; site specificity and the camera obscura; experimental, improvised cameras; the still and the moving image; the unfixed image; the unique image; the beautiful document. (Offered every year.)
4 credits
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
Approaches to Creation and Analysis