Mythology and Photography

Course Code: 21MCEPV194

Dates: September 13 - October 25, 2021

Meets: M from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ET

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Summer Tuition: $535

Photographers often use their medium to tell fantastic stories in visual form. This online course addresses the relationship between photography and mythology. Students are introduced to a wide variety of artists who have employed elements of storytelling, narrative, drama, theater, and cinema in the context of their photographic practices. This includes Graciela Iturbide, Mickalene Thomas, Yasumasa Morimura, and Duane Michals. Through the consideration of historical and contemporary sources, students develop a cohesive body of work that addresses their own interpretation of mythology. This course is limited to 12 students.

Note: All camera formats welcome. Students using film should be comfortable scanning and editing negatives to be viewed digitally.

Prerequisite: Intermediate: You are familiar with a camera, whether film or digital. You understand aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, histograms, and how to control focus. You are comfortable editing and processing your images. You may want to learn how to utilize your camera in a more thoughtful and articulate way, or learn more about lighting or how to utilize theoretical concepts in relation to your portfolio of work.

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.

Fee: $535.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Nick Simko

Date Day Time Location
09/13/2021Monday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
09/20/2021Monday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
09/27/2021Monday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
10/04/2021Monday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
10/18/2021Monday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
10/25/2021Monday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom

Students should come to the first day of class with some examples of their work to share with the group. Students should also do some preliminary research on ONE myth of their choosing and be prepared to discuss why it resonates with them in a group setting.


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