Honesty: honesty in your vision; honesty in what you tell your subjects
about your project and its purpose; honesty in your approach to your
subject; and honesty in what you present to your viewers.
This course will expose students to both the history and practice of documentary photography. Students work on several documentary projects throughout the semester to hone their skills in photographing people and places over a longer time frame, attempting in each one to reduce a tiny area of the moving world to a set of still images (and text) that conveys what the viewer needs to know about what they saw. This course offers the opportunity to hone research, shooting and editing skills and refine a
portfolio through documentary projects.
Documentary photography students post their digital pictures on blogs that they create and maintain. Click on the student's name below to be taken to their photo blog.
Documentary Photo Blogs
Past Photo Blogs
e-mail: Dr. Edward Trayes, Professor of
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