This advanced course leads students to develop individual photographic projects, new or ongoing, based on personal interests and conceptual concerns. Students are encouraged to explore and define their own goals and individual aesthetic in an atmosphere of cooperative learning. Class time will be divided between discussion and critique of student work (digital or analogue). Discussions on contemporary topics in photography will be used as modes of conceptualization to broaden students’ base of cognitive and artistic processes. Class outings to galleries, studios and museums will also be used to provide inspiration and ideas for exhibition and presentation strategies for students’ work.
Judith Walgren is an award-winning photographic artist, teacher, photo editor, curator and writer. received her MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Art in January 2016 where she began her exploration into the disruption of historic visual archives. From 2010 to 2015, she was the Director of Photography at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she managed a staff of visual content producers, photo editors and pre-press imagers for print and digital platforms. During her tenure at the Chronicle, her team won multiple Emmy Awards for their multimedia pieces and they earned Photo Editing Team of the Year from Best of Photojournalism. She has also worked for the Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News and the Dallas Morning News. Walgren received a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting with a team from the Morning New for their series dealing with violent human rights against women. She lives in San Francisco.View Gallery »