What is space? It can be the intimate space between two people, the public space of BART, the vast space of the landscape. How can we document, idealize, modify, and conceptualize space using the photograph? Photography is an ideal medium to explore space because the camera’s lens has the ability to both represent and enhance space simultaneously. In this course, students will examine a variety of ideas about space through weekly shooting assignments. Topics may include personal space, intimate space, political space, gendered space, institutional space, and so forth. As a group, we will do night photography one evening on the SFAI campus to explore space, and one Sunday off-site field trip, in addition to each class being framed within contemporary and historical examples.
Note: As this is a conceptual class using photography, students may use any camera (film or digital), and welcomes a variety of skill levels.