PH 5605 - Background/Foreground

This studio course serves as an introduction to working with the lens-based medium of photography. The course will focus on the processes of analog photography including the manual operation of cameras, exposing and developing negatives, and making prints on gelatin silver paper. The course provides an opportunity to experience the transformation of the three-dimensional world to a two-dimensional surface through the manipulation of light. Through advanced lectures, demonstrations, dark room lab time, critiques, readings, and discussions, we will also explore the influence of genre, the implications of the practice of the medium, and discern its impact on other artistic practices. Enrollment Requirements: Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students (All Programs) and seniors by permission of the instructor.
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