PHOT-475 The Photographic Object
This course explores the intersection of photography and sculpture. We will study the work of contemporary and historical artists who place a particular emphasis on the physical presence of their work by rejecting the notion of a transparent frame. Readings, material research and field trips will broaden our understanding of he philosophical underpinnings and practical considerations at play in contemporary photographic practice. Students will consistently produce work for the class in response to readings and assignments, culminating in a final portfolio and exhibition of works.