This is a course on photography in the digital era. The fact that most of us have some sort of device that captures images in very high quality has empowered us to be able to document our own world. Paradoxically, with the surge of social media, most of us consume photography in extraordinary proportions on a daily basis, but the content on those photographs are often in a highly curated version of people’s “glamorous” lives.
How do you turn your mind and camera away from the “selfie” mode? How do you focus on telling other people’s stories?
By studying the humanistic tradition towards photography with deep roots in the early 20th century, students will document the history of photojournalism and understand how this universal language speaks for itself despite all the technological aspects.