צילום רחוב 84459
כהן יוסף, סמסטר א', יום א', 13:00-16:00
כהן יוסף, סמסטר ב', יום א', 13:00-16:00
STREET PHOTOGRAPHYStreet Photography is a genre of photography in which one confronts a living theater of incredibly wide varieties and options. This adventure addresses much of life's spectrum of experiences and offers additional open doors to the daring. It offers any student a massive workshop of human and visual relationships. Although the body of this course is dressed in the color of photographic imagery, the soul of the participant is encouraged to swim freely in search of new meaning and understanding of visual experiences and their documentation of personal growth. In the end, the imagery is not the goal but is the outcome of adventure, discovery and enlightenment, as it is in all art.This is a multi-level course appropriate for non-photography majors with little photographic knowledge, along with advanced photographers including those in Master's programs. Each participant works on their own level and is graded as such. The course includes watching mind-stimulating TED lectures on appropriate themes, analyzing images of classic still photographers who specialized in this genre, technical advice as needed, intense critiques, outdoors discussions on the street and in shops, stores and in city landscapes. In addition, I will be offering lectures on learning to see, discussions concerning re-evaluating our goals and understanding of the purpose of making images and the creative process. For fun, we will also construct a studio background in the plaza outside of the old Mashbir Department Store, two minutes away from our classroom. It will be 2.2 meters high, and about 5 meters long, suitable for formal group portraits of passersby's such as those of Richard Avedon. This course is intense and I request of the students to be working 8 hours a week photographing. I request not to print our own images, but rather to bring inexpensive post card size prints to class for critiques. As the imagery attempts to be newly realized I do not require a cohesive body of work, although it usually happens anyway.