Photographing in the Social Landscape with Thomas Alleman (Six sessions)
Photo by Thomas Alleman

Photographing in the Social Landscape with Thomas Alleman (Six sessions)

  • July 26, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 2, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 4, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • August 9, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • August 16, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The photographs of “natural landscapes” with which we’re most familiar—Ansel Adams’ pictures of Yosemite, perhaps, or those National Geographic series on icebergs or rainforests, in fantastic color—all show the world we would encounter if we could travel to those special, faraway places. A pristine view, unsullied by man’s presence, is usually preferred, but sometimes we welcome a noble lighthouse or a picturesque old barn tucked into the corner of one of these images.

Our “social landscape,” on the other hand, is neither faraway nor unsullied, and it’s right outside your door. That social landscape includes taxicabs and telephone poles, beer signs, graffiti, political billboards, mom-and-pop corner shops and people, most of all. In the Social Landscape, people interact with one another and with the vast public spaces that surround and welcome them all – parks and boulevards and plazas – and they negotiate the more organized venues that they and others have chosen to share: stadiums, theaters, bars, clubs and buses. Signage guides participants and pedestrians in direct language, but it also shouts slogans and promises with cleverness and neon. The infrastructure of that built environment must be navigated: streets, bridges, walls, wires, and boxes. Rules, codes and conventions are often unwritten, but they’re in the air for all to feel and follow, or not.

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the Social Landscape as other photographers have seen it over that last hundred years. Students will learn more about their own responses to the Social Landscape and the challenges they must overcome and embrace in order to communicate their experience in photographs that reveal, edify and engage. The course will include one field trip shooting assignment.

Six Sessions
Dates: Thursdays, July 12 – August 16, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 7/19) + Saturday, August 4, 10 am – 1 pm (field trip)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels.
Tuition: $465

Instructor

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909

Venue Website:

Address:
1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, California, 90028, United States

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