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NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE | Fall 2012
Department of Art & Art History | Arts, Literature and Theater Collegium
Rebecca Morrison | 912.401.3081 | rmorrison@nec.edu | naerct.org
OFFICE HOURS: Tower 21 | T/W/R | By Appointment Only _____________________________________________________________________________


WEEK 1:    9/4/ & 9/6    

  1. 9/4
    Course Introduction | Lecture: How do we read a photograph? What is Photographic Syntax? |
    Discussion: Looking at and Writing about Photographs

  2. 9/6
    Discussion: Szarkowski's Intro to The Photographer's Eye | Lecture: The Pre-History of Photography - (Renaissance Painting, Context of Invention, Camera Obscura, Camera Lucida, Pantograph and Physionotrace, silhouettes, Niepce, Daguerre)



WEEK 2:    9/11 & 9/13    

  1. 9/11
    Discussion: Abe Morrell's Camera Obscura Imagery / Chapter 1 of the Text |
    Lecture: The Birth and "Simultaneous Invention" of the Medium / Intro to the Photographic Portrait - (Herschel, Arago, "cathedrals as cameras", limners, JP Ball, calotypes, cyanotypes, "hypo", Bayard)


  2. 9/13
    Discussion: Sally Mann and Wet Plate Collodion (from homework video) | Lecture: "Double Invention" and the Expanding Medium - (William Henry Fox Talbot, "The Pencil of Nature" Southworth and Hawes, calotypes vs. daguerreotypes, Hill and Adamson, hand-coloring, salted paper prints, latent image vs. "printing out")


WEEK 3:    9/18 & 9/20    

  1. 9/18
    Lecture: Application of the Medium and Pictures on Glass - (The Collodion Process, tintypes, "Cartes de Visites", Du Camp, Beato, Disderi, Nadar) | Discussion: How are people using the medium in the mid- to late- 19th Century? Art vs. Commerce

  2. 9/20
    REVIEW OF TOPICS COVERED | Discussion: Student work / Quiz Review / Response Papers


WEEK 4:    9/25 & 9/27    

  1. 9/25
    Lecture: The First War Photographers - (Crimean and Civil War Photography, Brady, Fenton, )

  2. 9/27
    Lecture: Exploration / Expansion / Amateurism - (DuCamp, Frith, Jackson, Marey, Muybridge, Watkins, O'Sullivan, Lartigue, Stereographs, Kodak, Film, Hand Cameras, The "Snapshot Aesthetic") | Discussion: Photography and War (Errol Morris Piece)



WEEK 5:    10/2 & 10/4    

  1. 10/2
    Discussion: Digital Snapshots, Social Networking, Imagery on the Web | Lecture: Pictorialism - (F. Evans, Kasebier, Cameron, Carroll, Steichen, Demachy, Rejlander, Holland-Day, Peach Robinson, Steiglitz, Gum Bichromate, Platinum)

  2. 10/4
    Discussion: Photography and Painting | Lecture: Pictorialism into Modernism - (Peter Henry Emerson, Steiglitz, "Camera Work," The Photo Secession)



WEEK 6:    10/9 & 10/11    

  1. 10/11
    VISITING ARTIST TALK AND SHOOTING DEMO:
    Boston photographer Vivien Goldman shows her work, explains her "analog-in-digital-out" process, and demonstrates her Ebony 4x5 camera


WEEK 7:    10/16 & 10/18    

  1. 10/16
    DARKROOM DEMONSTRATION

  2. 10/28
    Modernism I: American Modernism - (Autochrome, Coburn, Strand, f.64, Weston, Adams, Cunningham)


WEEK 8:    10/25    

  1. TERM PAPER GUIDELINES


WEEK 9:    10/30 & 11/1    

  1. 11/1
    Modernism II: New Visions in America and Europe - (Dada, Surrealism, Breton, Constructivism, The Bauhaus, Collage vs. Montage, Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy, Rodchenko, Kertesz, Lissitzky, Schad, Schwitters, Hoch, Brassai, Bellmer)


WEEK 10:    11/6 & 11/8    

  1. 11/6
        *TERM PAPER TOPIC PROPOSALS DUE

    Lecture: History of Social Documentary and Photojournalism Part I: The Portrait as Social Document / The Decisive Moment - (Differentiation: Social documentary / Personal documentary / photojurnalism... Cartier-bresson, Brady, Curtis, Riis, Hine, Sander, Davidson, DeCarava, Matar, Environmental Portraits)


  2. 11/8
    Lecture: History of Social Documentary and Photojournalism Part II: Social Programs, The FSA, War Part II, The Decisive Moment, The Time-Life Photo Essay, and Iconic Images - (Evans, Bourke-White, Lange, Stryker, Rothstein, Cartier-Bresson, W.E. Smith, Haas, Capa, Rosenthal, The Magnum Agency, "The Family of Man," Mark, Richards)


WEEK 11:    11/13 & 11/15    

  1. 11/13
    Discussion: "The Razor's Edge" | Lecture: "ON THE ROAD - A Double-Take: "The Americans" and "In The American West" - (Frank, Avedon)


  2. 11/15
    Lecture: New Documents - (Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand, Lyon, Model)


WEEK 12:    11/20 & 11/22    


THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO CLASSES



WEEK 13:    11/27 & 11/29    

  1. 11/27
        *TERM PAPERS DUE
    Assignment Discussion: Format for Photographer Presentations | Lecture: New Topographics, Surfaces, and Suburbia - (R. Adams, Baltz, Deal, Gohlke, Schott, Shore, Wessel, Bechers, Siskind, White, Owens, Michels, Eggleston)


  2. 11/29
    Lecture: Art, Commerce, and Mass Media: Color, Advertising, Fashion, Celebrity, and the New Portraits - (Avedon, Penn, Horst, COLOR, POLAROID, Warhol, de Turbeville, von Unwerth, Dater, Rossell, Greenfield, Liebovitz, Schoeller, Serrano)


WEEK 14:    12/4 & 12/6    

  1. 12/4
    Lecture: The Family Portrait in the Fine Art Realm and Looking at "The Other" - (Mann: "Immediate Family", Gowin, Callahan, Barney, Clark, Mapplethorpe, Goldin, Weems, Meatyard, Billingham, *Avedon, Bosworth, Mahler, Spence)


  2. 12/6
    Lecture: Introduction to Postmodernism and "The Pictures Generation" - (Sherman, Longo, Salle, Prince, Goldstein, Levine, Baldessari)


WEEK 15:    12/11 & 12/13    

  1. 12/11
    STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHER PRESENTATIONS I


  2. 12/13
    STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHER PRESENTATIONS II |
    REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM