In My Room: A Study and Practice of Self-Portraiture in Photography (Online)

Course Code: 23FCEPO204V

Dates: October 29 - December 10, 2023

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

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Course Tuition: $495

In this course, we examine the practice of self-portraiture as if it were a room. A space. A container. What are the makings of it? What can be made of it? What does it hold outside of our physical bodies? Such questions lay the groundwork for challenging the traditions of photographic self-portraiture. We think about performance, still life photography, conceptual photography, and documentary. We also explore our relationship to interior space—our rooms—literally, metaphorically, or both. These elements help us to create self-portraits that move within and outside of the realm of the common definition of a photographic self-portrait.

Course Level / 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.

Students are encouraged to review ICP's Classroom Disclaimer for current information regarding COVID-19 policies, classroom guidelines, and more. These policies are subject to change at anytime.

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. Registration for this course will close one day prior to the start date of the course.

Fee: $495.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Shala Miller

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
10/29/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
11/05/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
11/12/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
11/19/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
12/03/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
12/10/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom

Students should bring a digital or film camera, laptop, hard drive and notebook. Students should be prepared to show 5-10 images of previous work and share their goals for the course.


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