AFVS 143 - Difficult Pictures: Studio Course

This studio class engages with photographs that have been deemed difficult, wrong, shocking, inappropriate, and/or subversive. Discussion is foundational to this course, with the goal of having open, generous, and generative conversations. Does photography have unique moral obligations that are distinct from other mediums? Furthermore, what are the moral and ethical responsibilities of photographers today? Students will devote themselves to the development of a semester long individual project that culminates in a final portfolio of photographs. In addition, students will engage with multiple case studies of photographs and photographers whose work has drawn controversy drawing from global examples. Notes: Interested students must attend the first meeting of the course during shopping week. Course site:
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