Sustainability and Photography

Course Code: 21MCELA010

Dates: July 14 - September 1, 2021

Meets: W from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Summer Tuition: $600

What is sustainability and why does it matter to photography? In this online course we explore that question both through dialogue and photographic practice. We unpack how photography is a powerful tool for exploring sustainability challenges by working through how photography sits at the intersection between evidence and imagination. With visual documents we delve deeper into the normative aspects of sustainability and produce new photographic work that explores one’s relationship to the environments regularly engaged with. We discuss the work of many artists, photographers and writers, which include, but not limited to: Robert Adams, Barbara Bosworth, Binh Danh, Aldo Leopold and Donna Haraway. Ian van Coller and Mark Klett will join this course as Guest Speakers.

Prerequisite: Open to All Skill Levels: Students ranging from beginner to experienced will be successful in classes.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Please register early, within five days of the start-date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation and to ensure you receive all course-related materials in time to prepare for class.

Image: Edgar Cardenas, Native Lizard, one hundred little dramas, 2012
Fee: $600.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Summer Tuition$ 560.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 40.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Edgar Cardenas

Date Day Time Location
07/14/2021Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
07/21/2021Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
07/28/2021Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/04/2021Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/11/2021Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/18/2021Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/25/2021Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
09/01/2021Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom

Students should come prepared to discuss what sustainability means to them and 5-10 images that they associate as representing sustainability.


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