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Continuing Education

The Impossible Portrait

January 28 - April 1, 2014  Check for other dates
Tues 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Ben Gest


Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description

Please Note: This is an ONLINE class!

If a photographer is physically present in the making of a photograph, how can a genuine sense of "aloneness" on the part of the subject be conveyed in a portrait? Photographs of people who seem truly alone might relate to the creation of photographs that seem genuine; however, removing the photographer from a photograph is contradictory to the very nature of the medium. In this class, students subvert this photographic "constraint" and challenge the very nature of a medium fraught with contradiction.

prerequisite: photo II or portfolio review

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