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Continuing Education

The Impossible Portrait

Dates:
January 28 - April 1, 2014  Check for other dates
Meets:
Tues 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Hours:
20.00
Instructor:
Ben Gest
Fee:
$500  

 

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description


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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