PAP 150 MODULE 5: DOCUMENTARY
The Documentary module familiarizes students with the visual fine art expression of our lived experience. Students are introduced to a wide variety of approaches to documentary, sequencing and visual narratives. A central component of this module is the consideration of ethical and moral issues that accompany this photographic practice. Topics will include: personal voice and coherence in visual style; editorial objectives; the relationship between camera, subject and audience; layout options and requirements; and the role of supporting textual documentation.
Attention will be give to print coherence and to the overall design choices. Students will produce and present a series of fine art documentary based silver gelatin prints. The module concludes with a group critique of the student’s documentary 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.