Neal J. Fryett
Introduces theory, techniques, and processes of still photography in an artistic context. Emphasizes photography's creative potential.
The practice of photography as it relates to interdisciplinary interests.
Student learning goals
Develop an understanding of photo history and photography's presence in contemporary art practices.
Explore technical, aesthetic and conceptual concerns related to image-making.
Realize basic proficiency with digital and/or analogue processes to support personal interests.
Merge and articulate interdisciplinary interests with class assignments.
General method of instruction
Weekly lectures, class discussions and assignments.
An interest in photography and willingness to mix up personal/interdisciplinary interests with artful production. As there are only a limited number of UW-owned cameras available for check-out, students who do not already own a 10+ megapixel digital camera are encouraged to purchase one (or otherwise obtain access for the length of the quarter). Film cameras OK. Email the instructor with any questions or recommendations.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly assignments loosely correlated to content covered during lectures. Students are encouraged and expected to merge own interests with artistic production (including some writing).