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Photography’s Facts and Fictions


Photographers use their medium as a factual record keeper, as a tool to create fictions, or as a mixture of both. Through a combination of lectures, conversations, and close looking at select images, we will explore how the lines of fact and fiction blur at different moments of photography’s history—from the inception of the medium in the nineteenth century to the contemporary era. Some topics we may address include an introduction to photo theories that differentiate photography from other visual media; both the analog and digital manipulation of images; and genres of photography, such as portraiture and documentary, related to this topic.

$50 (for three sessions)