courses and syllabi
Photo Seminar Classes
Each Fall, the photojournalism class meets to take on a variety of assignments and publication activities related to the various facets of photojournalism. These are mainly digital efforts. The organization, tenor and tone of the class is totally professional. The work is across various print and online platforms. Each student regularly posts work to a class account where other classmates view the photos and make comments. Deadlines are a big part of each assignment, with posting deadlines at least four of seven days each week. Sometimes more than one assignment is due at the same time. In addition, at least three print publications are produced over the course of the semester. Various students serve as editors. Sometimes Web versions of the publications are turned out as well. At the end of the semester photojournalism students produce print and online versions of the same publication in 72 hours. The topic is mutually agreed upon at the start of the assignment. Following are examples of some of the work produced in the photojournalism class.
During each spring semester, advanced photography students participate in photo seminar, a class where students explore current issues in photography and work on long-term projects. Typically there is at least one class-wide project, generally a book. In spring 2007 the class effort centered on the formation of a photo cooperative, 360°. There was a book version as well as a Web version. Some students worked on both efforts, across print and online platforms. Earlier in the semester, another group publication, Words in Focus, was published. In addition, students produce Web sites on professional photographers across a variety of areas including photojournalism, documentary photography and magazine photography. These are found in another section of this Web site under the photographer projects icon. At the end of each semester, each student produces a book based on work undertaken throughout the semester. Some examples of the books are available by clicking this link.
Stateside by Photo Seminar Class of Spring 2009
Phila.Vote.2009 by Photojournalism Class of Fall 2008
An American Endeavor by Photo Seminar Class of Spring 2008
Pollution by Photojournalism Class of Fall 2007
The Almost Philadelphian by Photojournalism Class of Fall 2007
Web 360° by Photo Seminar Class of Spring 2007
Book 360° by Photo Seminar Class of Spring 2007
Words in Focus by Photo Seminar Class of Spring 2007
Philly Truth by Photojournalism Class of Fall 2006
Slant by Photojournalism Class of Fall 2006
Sites Seen by Photo Seminar Class of Spring 2006
Energy by Photojournalism Class of Fall 2005
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