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B. D. Colen教授


課程描述與概況

我們生活在一個永遠變動的世界中。無論何時何地,我們見到的都是世界的動態影像,甚至音樂也可以透過音樂錄影帶的形式被表達成動態的形象。既然這樣,我們就必須瞭解,那種普遍的攝影以及特別的傳統紀實攝影和照片新聞學,在我們對世界的認識上,究竟扮演了怎樣的角色。

在「紀實攝影與照片新聞學:動態世界的靜止影像」這門課程中,你有機會接觸許多偉大的紀實攝影家與報導攝影家的作品,以及關於紀錄性傳統的寫作。你在整個學期中需要獨立完成自己的照片紀錄專題,且嘗試將變動世界中的一小塊領域縮減為一系列的靜止影像——這些影像毋須聽見聲音、聞到氣味、體驗到發生在取景器之外的事件,更不用看見動作,即能夠向觀看者傳遞他們所須了解的為何。你也需要撰寫以自己拍攝的紀錄照片為主題的論文。

本課程每週會上課一晚,每節三小時,課堂中將會討論相關事務、想法與讀物,及對每個專題進行團體評述與討論。

本課程將只招收15名學生,以期讓你的個別作品能得到充分的審視與評價。你需要準備好自己的攝影器材,膠捲的處理與沖洗也將由你自己完成—你可以自己動手或者出錢讓別人來做。你不需要準備精密複雜的攝影配備,但你必須至少能夠熟練運用你自己手邊所有的器材。


作業概述

紀實攝影專題

每個人都需要設計並且完成一項紀實攝影專題。你可以自己選擇主題—但須經過我同意,且我強烈建議你別去選太過宏大的題材。

書面作業

儘管這是一項攝影課程,但它乃是由某寫作計畫所提出,因此課程將會非常重視寫作。學生需要針對他們的閱讀材料與課堂討論加以回應,寫出四篇七百五十至一千字的論文。


Instructor

Prof. B. D. Colen


Description and Overview

We live in a constantly moving world, and everywhere we turn we see moving images of that world. Even our music has been transformed into moving images through the medium of music videos. Given that, one must ask what role, if any, still photography in general, and traditional documentary photography and photojournalism in particular, play in our perception of the world around us.

In Documentary Photography and Photo Journalism: Still Images of A World In Motion, you will be exposed to the work of a number of great documentary photographers and photojournalists, as well as to writing about the documentary tradition. Further, you will work throughout the term on a photo documentary project of your own, attempting to reduce a tiny area of the moving world to a set of still images that convey what the viewer needs to know about what you saw - without hearing the sounds, smelling the odors, experiencing what was happening outside the viewfinder, and without seeing the motion. You will also write a paper about the subject of your photo documentary.

The class will meet for three hours, one evening per week, with each class divided between a discussion of issues, ideas, and readings, and group critique and discussion of each of your term projects.

Class enrollment will be limited to 15 students, to allow for sufficient review/criticism in class, of your individual work. You will be expected to have your own photographic equipment, and will be responsible for your own processing and printing — which you may do yourself or have done commercially. You need not have sophisticated photo equipment, but you must demonstrate at least basic proficiency with the equipment you already have.


Assignment Overview

Documentry Photo Project

Each of you will be required to plan and carry out a documentary photo project. You may select your own subject — subject to my approval, but I would urge that you not take on anything too grandiose.

Writing Assignments

While this is a photography course, it is a photography course offered by the program in writing, and therefore there will be heavy emphasis on writing. students will be required to write four, 750-100 word essays, responding to their reading and class discussion.


 
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