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Instructor Info:Billie Mandle
Office Extension x5447
TA Info:Frances Seidl Chodosh
Daniel Lumsden
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Jerome Liebling Center 131
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Jerome Liebling Center 131

This class will explore the role of place in the creation of art. For many artists, the work they create is bound tightly with a particular place - a landscape, a house, a city. This is especially true for photographers; the stillness and precision of photography is well suited to revealing, in depth, and over time, the subtle changes, details, and nuances of a place. Photographers such as Eugene Atget, Jem Southam, Barbara Bosworth, Roy DeCarava and Robert Adams have created bodies of work investigating one particular environment. In this class students will use photography, writing and sound to create an in depth portrait of a place. Each student will choose a location (in a building or in a landscape) and they will be expected to spend extensive time observing and responding to this place throughout the semester. No photography experience is required, but students will be expected to complete a substantial amount of reading, writing, looking and making outside of class.