Culture, the Arts, and Society - Photographing Identity: Meanings and Representations

CLLC L210 / CLASS 13679

Edmondson Hall C112
Days and Times
M/W 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3 credits - 1st 8 weeks
Course Description

What is identity? Is it a personal, socio-cultural, religious, or political construct? In this class, we will consider identity and its representations in the context of documentary photography. We will learn about multifaceted issues tied to notions of identity across many media including photography, film, and critical writing. As a class based primarily in practice, I will guide you in developing skills in digital photography as well as image post-processing techniques to convey your perspectives. Using a
workshop approach, we will discuss your assignments collectively, in addition to my guidance. The goal is to help each one of you improve in image making techniques and concepts from your start point. The course will culminate in a final photographic portfolio with accompanying text expressing your understanding of the term identity.

Instructor: Christina Stohn, visiting artist from Germany