PHOTO 342 Documentary and Photojournalism

3 credits, Fall

Investigates documentary and photojournalism genres of photography. This course presents an in-depth study of photography as a method of non-fiction story telling and objective account. Students investigate various methods of impartial short and long form image making with attention given to understanding how the creation of truthful and candid images can inform the viewer, establish a connection to the community and prompt social change. Presents concepts for discussion including methodology, ethics, social, and political significance. Timeliness, objectivity, and the importance of narrative are emphasized. Historically and socially relevant photographers and photographs are analyzed. Students execute an extended series photographic essay in a style of their choosing for presentation in print and electronic formats. Students will need to purchase supplies/materials for this course.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in PHOTO 241 OR PHOTO 242