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ART 251 Documentary Photography

OVERVIEW

CEA Partner Institution: Anglo-American University
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Primary Subject Area: Photography
Other Subject Area: Art History
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 42
Additional Fee: $45.00
Additional Fee Description:* An additional course fee of approximately CZK 1000 is charged to cover expenses associated with this course. Amount in USD is estimated and is subject to change based on exchange rate.
Required Supplies: Students should have, or have access to, a digital camera that allows for manual adjustment of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and focus.

DESCRIPTION

This course, subtitled "Between Document and Art' aims to introduce students to documentary photography. Students will become familiar with international documentary photography, both historical and contemporary. During the course students will learn the basic theory and principles of documentary photography. The course places special emphasis on personal documentary projects, with the goal of practical application of theoretical knowledge. Students will gain hands-on experience by creating a documentary photography series themselves. Those who complete the course will have significantly improved their understanding of photography as both a means of documenting events, and as a form of fine art. In addition, by the end of the course students will have improved their practical skills to the point of being able to pursue more advanced work in documentary photography covering a wider range of subjects.
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