The Contemporary Portrait
Course No. PHV 228-328-428 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Nancy McEntee
Prerequisite(s) Fundamentals of Studio Lighting | Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography
This course is an exploration of contemporary approaches to portraiture and its relation to the historical photographic portrait. Analysis of both simple and complex photographic identities and real and invented realities are investigated. Photographic assignments, readings and discussions lead to a better understanding of the student’s individual approach to the portrait and their unique relationship with the subject. Practical applications of Photographic portraiture will also be discussed. Open Studio elective 3 credits. Prerequisites: PHV 295 Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Film Photography; PHV 292 Fundamentals of Studio lighting, or Instructor signature.
Gary D. Sampson
Professor of Art + Design History/Chair of Liberal Arts
Gary Sampson teaches art and design history and theory at the Institute. He is also adjunct in art history and...more
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