Active Lands: Rethinking the Role of Landscape Photography

Course Code: 21WCELA007

Dates: February 17 - April 21, 2021

Meets: W from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Early Bird Fee: $620 (valid through Feb 2)

Photography tends to favor the static, especially when it comes to the land. We see landscapes as shrined, unmoving objects through the picture plane, but this is not the reality of our rapidly shifting world. In this class, we look for ways to connect to the land through photographing in a way that reflects the full agency and complexity of our subject: its histories, ecologies, and possibilities. The class consists of diverse weekly readings (which include texts by Robin Wall Kemmer, Rebecca Solnit, Martha Sandweiss, Teju Cole, Robert Adams) conversations, and critiques.

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.

Note: All camera formats welcome.

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.

Sadie Wechsler
Image: Sadie Wechsler , Guards of the Oil
Fee: $620.00

Call us at 212-857-0001 to see if you qualify for a discount on this course.

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Early Bird Fee$ 620.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Winter Tuition$ 650.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Sadie Wechsler

Date Day Time Location
02/17/2021Wednesday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
02/24/2021Wednesday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
03/03/2021Wednesday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
03/10/2021Wednesday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
03/17/2021Wednesday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
03/24/2021Wednesday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
03/31/2021Wednesday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
04/07/2021Wednesday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
04/14/2021Wednesday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom
04/21/2021Wednesday6 PM to 9 PM Online Zoom Classroom

Please come prepared with a jpg to share with the class of an artist that has inspired the way you think about photographing the land.


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