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    Course Information: Location: Terra Building Room 1223

    Dates: February 1 April 11th

    , Mondays 6:00- 9:00pm

    Note: No class March 8th

    , UArts Spring Break

    Instructor Information: Name: Andrea Poulsen

    Email: apouls1133@gmail.com

    Email Policy: Emails will be returned within 72 hours.

    Instructor Bio

    Andrea Poulsen received her BFA in Photography from University of the Arts. She currently pursues fine art photography and freelance assignments. Visit Andrea's website andreapoulsen.net for more information and samples of her work. Course Description: Street photography is a type of candid, documentary photography practiced by such luminaries as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Helen Levitt and others. These photographers documented the drama, turbulence, exoticism and humanity of the great American metropolis as they pushed the constraints of composition, rarely relying on pre-visualization. A skilled street photographer is able to anticipate action, interaction and that attosecond when the ordinary street scene becomes an extraordinary photograph. Students study the work of many noted photographers above, examine contemporary street photography and immerse themselves in the whirl of street life in Philadelphia as they understand what it takes to capture successful street photographs. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or equivalent experience.

    Pre-requisites: Digi ta l Photo I I or equ ivalent experience. The ab i l i ty to fu l ly use your camera of choice with min imum inst ruct ion .

    Course Overview:

    Through an in-depth study of work by master street photographers, this course aims to sharpen both your shooting eye and

    critique abilities. A portion of the class each week will be devoted to viewing and analyzing different artists using slides,

    videos, and articles as references to help get inside their heads. Students will shoot mostly outside of class, and discover

    how absorbing great art can change the way we see on a daily basis. Emphasis is placed on creativity and context; students

    may shoot with any type of camera (including film or even cell phone cameras), provided they are comfortable with

    technical operation of the chosen tool. The goal of this class is to appreciate and unravel the visual coincidences that make

    meaning in a photograph, and experience the unexpected magic of capturing images in this style.

    Syllabus: Street Photography CE 2717 | Section 01 | Spring 2016

    Continuing Education

    http://andreapoulsen.net/

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    Course Objectives/Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, students will:

    Deepen appreciation for street photography by viewing and analyzing work of masters in the field Understand the historical trajectory of street photography as an art form, and place your own work into context Identify well-known photographers who inspire and influence your personal practice Explore the medium through a series of shooting assignments that provide prompts for thoughtful consideration Practice interpreting photographs through written responses and verbalization during critiques Create a portfolio of work for online presentation that begins to define your unique vision

    COUR SE RESO URCE S Textbook: Street Photography Now. Howarth and McLaren ; Thames and Hudson NYC,

    Additional Course Materials | Supplies

    Camera, gear, and software of choice

    COUR SE ACTI V ITIE S Readings + Responses Part ic ipat ion in group discuss ion Shoot ing Ass ignments Presentat ion Wri tten Ass ignments Cr it iques

    COUR SE POLIC IES Flickr

    This course uses Flickr to share photos. Flickr is a website that allows for the upload of photos, formation of groups, image organization with tags and the ability to search for shared pictures on any subject. Sign up for a free account, www.flickr.com, and click the "Sign Up Now" button from the home page. Once you sign in, you can create a Flickr screen name and sign in. Instructor will send you an invite to join the Flickr group for this course.

    Visit the Flickr help page for additional resources http://www.flickr.com/help/faq/

    Due Dates

    All projects are due on the date and at the time specified and no later. Most assignments will be submitted online via Flickr. Assignments turned-in late will lose 10% of their total possible value.

    http://www.flickr.com/help/faq/

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    Lore

    This course uses Lore to share files, handouts and presentations. Lore is a simple way for instructors to manage courses and engage students. It combines tools like gradebook, file management, communication, and calendaring with social networking features so students can communicate with each other. Instructor will send an invite to join the class Lore site. Students will need to create an account and sign in.

    Attendance + Participation

    All students are expected to attend classes regularly and promptly, and for the duration of the scheduled instructional time. Individual instructors will decide the optimum time for taking attendance and may penalize for habitual lateness of absence. Repeated absences may result in a grade of "F" for the course.

    Students who withdraw from a course must do so in writing. Nonattendance does not constitute an official withdrawal.

    UNI VER SITY POLIC IES : Academic Honesty/ Integrity Policy Violations of academic integrity are considered to be acts of academic dishonesty and include (but are not limited to) cheating, plagiarizing, fabrication, denying others access to information or material, and facilitating academic dishonesty, and are subject to disciplinary action. To review the Academic Honesty/ Integrity Policy in its entirety, please visit: http://cs.uarts.edu/ce/policies#academichonesty/integritypolicy ACT 48 Activity Hours To have ACT 48 Activity Hours for this course reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) you must complete and return the CE Request for Activity Hours Submission Form to the UArts Continuing Studies Office and meet all requirements outlined by the PDE. Student Code of Conduct It is the policy of the Division of Continuing Studies to provide a safe and healthy environment for learning, personal growth and enjoyment. The well-being of this community depends upon the good judgment and considerate behavior of its members. Student status at The University of the Arts is not an unconditional right, but a privilege subject to certain rules and expectations articulated in the Student Code of Conduct. To review the Student Code of Conduct in its entirety, please visit: http://cs.uarts.edu/uploads/media_items/student-code-of-conduct.original.pdf

    GRADI NG : ( i f appl icable)

    Your grade will be based on the following:

    Component Points

    Shooting Assignments 60%

    Participation (incl Responses) 15%

    Presentation + Paper 10%

    Final Portfolio + Statement 15%

    Total 100%

    http://cs.uarts.edu/ce/policies#academichonesty/integritypolicyhttp://cs.uarts.edu/uploads/media_items/student-code-of-conduct.original.pdf

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    Your grade will be calculated using the following scale:

    Grade Percentage Range Grade Point

    A 100 93% 4.0

    A- 92 90% 3.67

    B+ 89 87% 3.33

    B 86 83% 3.0

    B- 82 80% 2.67

    C+ 79 77% 2.33

    C 76 73% 2.0

    C- 72 70% 1.67

    D+ 67 69% 1.33

    D 63 66% 1.0

    F 59% or less 0.0

    P Pass -

    SCHE DULE : SESSION +

    DATE

    TOPIC COURSEWORK DUE

    Session 1

    Feb 1

    Introduction

    Class Introductions: Please bring an example of your

    work to share with the class (maximum 10 images). It

    may or may not directly relate to Street Photography,

    but should help us understand how your past work

    relates to your goals for the course. Bring camera to

    class!

    History & Early

    Street

    Photography

    Atget, Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson and more

    The Decisive Moment

    In-class exercise: Following intuition, class will disperse

    and return with one image to share

    Assignment

    Shooting Assignment: The Decisive Moment

    Due: Photos uploaded to

    Flickr by Sunday Feb 7th

    at

    6pm

    Session 2

    Feb 9

    Review

    Class Discussion of Homework assignment

    Approach/

    Philosophy

    Watch: Everybody Street

    Discuss various shooting styles of the photographers in

    the documentary

    Assignment

    Read/ view chapter 1 in the textbook

    Choose a photograph to present with your interpretation

    Shooting Assignment: Approach/ Philosophy In the Style

    of one of the photographers from Everybody Street

    Due: Uploads due Sunday by

    6pm, textbook response for

    next class session

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    Session 3

    Feb 16

    Review

    Discuss textbook reading, each student will present their

    analysis of a chosen photograph from the chapter.

    Critique In the Style of assignment

    Presentation/ In-

    Class work

    Robert Frank: The Americans

    Assignment

    Read/ view chapter 2 in the textbook

    Choose a photograph to present with your interpretation

    Shooting Assignment: Quantity

    Due: Uploads due Sunday by

    6pm, textbook response for

    next class session

    Session 4

    Feb 23

    Review

    Discuss textbook reading, each student will present their

    analysis of a chosen photograph from the chapter.

    Critique Quantity assignment

    The 60s and 70s Garry Winogrand, Helen Levitt, Lee Friedlander, Diane

    Arbus, William Eggleston

    Assignment

    Reading & Written Response to Susan Sontag excerpt

    from On Photography (provided)

    Shooting Assignment: Images inspired by a Sontag quote

    of your choice

    Due: Uploads Sunday by

    6pm, response for next class

    session

    Session 5

    March 1

    Review

    Discussion of Susan Sontag reading

    Critique Sontag quote inspiration assignment

    Vivian Maier Watch Vivian Maier documentary & discuss

    Assignment: Secret Shots & Photo Journal

    Assignment

    Secret Shots & Photo Journal

    Read/ view chapter 3 in textbook, choose a photograph

    to present with your interpretation

    Due: Next class session

    Session 6

    March 15

    Review

    Discuss textbook reading, each student will present their

    analysis of a chosen photograph from the chapter.

    Share an excerpt from your Secret Shots photo journal

    Presentation/ In-

    Class work

    Brief introduction to list of Street Photographers to

    choose for student presentation and writing assignment

    Example Presentation: Zoe Strauss

    Assignment

    Presentation: Brief the class on who your photographer

    was (bio or relevant information), and present a short

    selection of images

    Writing Assignment: Submit 2-3 pages on your

    photographer of choice based on guidelines provided

    Due: Next class session, NO

    CLASS NEXT WEEK, SPRING

    BREAK

    Session 7

    March 22

    Review

    Student Presentations

    Truth in Photographers intervention, examples

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    Photography Mock debate: Arthur Rothsteins Steer Skull

    Assignment

    Read chapter 4 in textbook, choose a photograph to

    present with your interpretation

    Shooting Assignment: Truth as fiction

    Due: Uploads due Sunday by

    6pm, textbook response for

    next class session

    Session 8

    March 29

    Review

    Discuss textbook reading, each student will present their

    analysis of a chosen photograph from the chapter.

    Critique Truth as fiction assignment

    Street

    Photography in

    the 21st

    Century

    Social Media and Street Photography

    Humans of NY, Candace Karch, etc

    Photographers using Google Street View

    Assignment

    Create facebook page, instagram, tumblr, or other blog/

    social media for your work. Identify related images

    through your work, and shoot more with those in mind.

    The final project will be a portfolio of your work created

    during this class presented online.

    Due: Create format for the

    final with sample images.

    Upload new images to Flickr

    by Sunday 6pm.

    Session 9

    April 5

    Review

    View and discuss form & plans for the final

    The Art of Editing/

    Sequencing/ Text

    Exercise: Exquisite Corpse Photographic Poem

    Defining your vision for the Final Project

    Assignment

    Final sequence of street images shot throughout the

    class, with any related text and artist statement

    Due: Next week

    Session

    10

    April 12

    Critique

    Student presentation and critique of work

    ASS IG NMENTS/ PROJEC T S :

    1. Shooting Assignment: The Decisive Moment 2. Shooting Assignment: In the Style of 3. Shooting Assignment: Quantity 4. Shooting Assignment: Sontag Quote 5. Shooting Assignment: Secret Shots (due as journal response) 6. Presentation + Paper: Street Photographer of choice 7. Shooting Assignment: Truth as Fiction 8. Final Assignment: Online Presentation of your work from the class