PHOT 200   Foundations in Photography (3 Hours)

Foundations in Photography covers camera operation, workflow, and both digital and analog printing methods. Methods explored are accompanied by lectures, readings, and discussions regarding the historical, ethical, critical, and theoretical concerns of the medium. This course facilitates instruction in photography as a fine art medium by researching social, political, and psychological topics, as required for the foundation of creating conceptually forward artwork. Writing artist statements and presenting work during class critiques are required. Diverse artists and photographers are included in lectures and the ethical implications of photography, and its representations of marginalized communities are discussed. A digital camera with full manual controls with RAW capabilities and a 35 MM film camera with full manual controls are required. JCCC has cameras available for student check-out.