People and Place: The Documentary Portrait

Course Code: 22FCEPJ007

Dates: September 7 - November 9, 2022

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

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Course Tuition: $765

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

The camera is a powerful observer of people. In this course, we examine what it means to make images that address the social, cultural, or emotional space of people and the places they inhabit. Participants discuss strategies for photographing people within a cultural context, and create documentary essays. Through class critiques and the honing of editorial skills, students gain a deeper understanding of their personal motivation and desire, and create meaningful work about the world through their lens.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Intermediate Lightroom: You are familiar with Lightroom. You understand the fundamentals of image input and output. You may be interested in developing experience with image adjustments and workflow.

Note: DSLR or Mirrorless or analog cameras are suitable for this class.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. In order to comply with ICP's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, registration for this course will close two days prior to the start date of the course.

Please be sure to read and understand ICP's COVID-19 Policies before registering for in-person courses. Students attending in-person courses will be required to complete ICP's online Daily Health Screening, sent daily by email, prior to entering the ICP school.

image: Karen Marshall
Image: Karen Marshall, Bessie Betony washing hair. Caretakers of the Earth: Navajo Resistance and Relocation, 1987-1997
Fee: $765.00

Save $200.00 with a Visual Storytelling Intensive

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Course Tuition$ 745.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 20.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Karen Marshall

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
09/07/2022Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
09/14/2022Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
09/21/2022Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
09/28/2022Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
10/12/2022Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
10/19/2022Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
10/26/2022Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
11/02/2022Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
11/09/2022Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Please prepare and be ready to show 15 images of past work for the first class. This can be a specific series of images or a group of pictures that you feel represents your best work. Please bring this selection in print form (if you have them printed) or as a specific file of jpegs. We will not be looking at websites.

This course has a pre-class assignment. Photograph a specific place of your choice. This can be a home, a business, a specific public space, or any other area that has a specific boundary. Think about what 'place' means in a photograph. There is no right or wrong to how you shoot this, so have fun. The pre assignment can be a selection of 20 images that you print as cheapo prints (4x6 machine prints) or prepared in a specific file of jpegs.


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