PAP 120 MODULE 2: ARCHITECTURE

Photo by SPAO graduate Ruth Steinberg

Photo by SPAO graduate Ruth Steinberg

While the still life genre gives the photographer complete control of what falls before the camera lens, new challenges in Module 2: Architecture ask students to bring their artistic expression to subjects beyond the studio environment. Students will work in the field, addressing practical issues such as: selecting and composing architectural sites, shapes, and forms; lens choice; problem solving with natural and artificial light; the selection and use of film and filters; and gaining site permission and access. Questions will include the use of props, site selection, and editorial content. Exploring the history of and popular approaches to architectural visual fine art will provide students with ideas and inspiration.

Emphasis will be placed on presenting one’s own work in visual form (supported by oral and written expressions) and on early transition from analogue to digital techniques. Students will produce and present a series of architectural silver gelatin prints. The module concludes with a group critique of the student’s work.

Textbook: The Photograph, Graham Clarke (New York & Oxford), 1997.
Note: The textbook provided by the school is used for all 100 level modules. It is subject to change if and when a more recent and//or appropriate textbook is published and available.