ARTS 131
Moments of intimacy in photography Fall 2022
Division I

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This course is an introduction to the black & white silver photographic process. Students will learn the mechanics of the analog 35mm camera, the process of developing films into negatives, and the technique of making perfect prints. By studying different approaches in the works of photographers from the early 20th century to the contemporary period (August Sanders, Walker Evans, Roy DeCarava, Duane Michals, Nan Goldin, Klavdij Sluban, etc.), students will develop their personal vision and create a portfolio related to the theme of the course, moments of intimacy. Finally, the students will experience how the ultimate step of the photographic film process, printing in the darkroom, can serve as an intimate and spiritual practice that reveals their creativity. Each student will exhibit a series of photographs along with an artist statement.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1945
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: One midterm evaluation and a final critique of the student's body of work, including the accompanying artist statement.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of black and white analog photography is preferred but not required.
Enrollment Preferences: Preference goes first to studio art majors needing major credit, then to other art majors, then to any interested student, beginning with first-years, then second-years, then third-years, then fourth-years
Materials/Lab Fee: $250 lab fee. Lab and materials fees for all studio art classes are covered by the Book Grant for all Williams financial aid recipients.
Distributions: Division I

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