Photography in England: Historical & Contemporary Practices
May 10 - June 1, 2021
Program Information: Photography made its entry to the world of visual arts in 1829. Shortly thereafter, photographers began to make impressions of their immediate environments. Soon afterward, photographers spread across the globe, documenting the wonders of the world in Egypt, the Middle East, and India. The question arose as to whether we should make the camera “see” as our eyes see the world, or whether we should allow the camera to “see” the world in its own particular way. In this course, we will be hosted by The University of Kent. We will travel to various towns and historically significant sites throughout England where you will gain valuable insights into the heritage, culture, and artistic aesthetic of the photographic medium.
Once in Kent, the independent study class in photography and photo history will be an opportunity to further expand your understanding of historical and contemporary digital photographic techniques through a project-driven and conceptually significant integration of early photographic landscape and portraiture aesthetics with a contemporary medium. You will be studying specific works of photographic art by such photographers as W.H.F. Talbot, Peter Henry Emerson, Henry Peach Robinson, Frederick Evans, Julia Margaret Cameron, Francis Frith in London, and others. Students will re-interpret these works through the use of modern digital techniques. The objective is to develop a new understanding of contemporary and historical art practices, and construct an aesthetic discussion between the two through the digital medium of photography.
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(subject to change)
- $350 application fee
- Inland transportation for required activities
- Daily breakfasts
- Site visits & excursions
- Round-trip airfare
- Meals (lunch & dinner)
- UofMTuition (3 or 6 credit hours)
- In-state: $1,239 - $2,478
- Out of state: $1,719 -$2,865
- Personal expenses
- Int'l health insurance
*Please note: We reserve the right to cancel or make changes to the itinerary.
Course Credit: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Students must register for ART 4641 or ART 6641 to receive 3 - 6 credit hours.
This is a Spring 2nd half-term course. 2nd Half term classes start March 2021. Students will be required to register for Art 4/6641 and attend on-campus classes prior to the program departure date to receive full credit for the course. Program and course fees will be posted to students' Tigerxpress account (Spring 2) once students are registered. Payment plans are available.
Required Equipment: Students will provide their own DSLR camera, laptop, and external hard drive. The instructor will provide selected readings and other materials. The host institution will provide computer labs, digital printing facilities, and materials.
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Housing: Students will be housed in shared rooms at the University of Kent Medway Campus.
Tentative Itinerary: TBD
Faculty Leader: For more information, contact the faculty leader for this program, Prof. David Horan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.