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Continuing Education

The Image and the Word: Showing What You Can't Always See

June 24 - July 25, 2014  Check for other dates
Tues & Fri 12:00-2:00 pm
Joanne Dugan
$530  Fee Breakdown


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Course Description

Please Note this is an online class!

The often-repeated quote says that a "picture is worth a thousand words." Yet often the addition of text to photographs yields surprising results that tell a visual story in a new way. There are layers and nuances of communication that often can't be experienced through an image alone. Or as Theodor Geisel once wrote, "Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent." In this course, we will study the works of master artists who have successfully combined photographs and text, including Duane Michals, Jim Goldberg, Lee Friedlander, Dan Eldon and many others. We will also explore photography books (both contemporary and vintage rare works) that use image/word juxtapositions. There will be weekly assignments and lively group discussions, with the intention of inspiring you to tell your own visual stories in a new and personal way. We will also experiment with numerous writing forms and discuss ways to present the text/image projects you create. No previous writing experience is necessary.

prerequisite: Photo II or portfolio review

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