The Grammar of Photography with Mari Howells (Online Learning – Ten Sessions)
April 18, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
April 25, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 2, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 9, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 16, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 23, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 6, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 13, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 20, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 27, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Learning Class via Zoom
Our eyes see the world one way; how the world is shown in a photograph is completely different. In order to make pictures that say something, a photographer needs to understand this key difference. This is the essential point of John Szarkowski’s The Photographer’s Eye.
Through class lectures, weekly shooting assignments, and in-class exercises based on the ideas in Szarkowski’s book, students will dissect the elements of photographic grammar. The problem of communicating through a photograph is solved through the photographer’s decisions about where to stand, when to press the shutter, what to include and exclude, and what part of the subject best speaks to a larger whole. Class exercises will refine the way students observe, take, and read images. The process results in photographs that are more personal and expressive, clearer, and made with a point of view.
This course is strictly limited to 12 students.
Mari Howells (https://www.marihowells.com/) is a visual artist and teacher based in New York. She is an adjunct professor at Pratt SCPS, NY where she teaches a class in visual literacy. She received a Master of Fine Art in photography from The Royal college of Art, London, with a distinction in research, and a Masters of Fine Art in Theatre, from Columbia University. She is a classically trained cellist, pianist and guitarist and worked with the renowned composer Rahayu Supanggah in Indonesia.
A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at email@example.com.
Dates: Mondays, April 18 – June 27, 9 am – 12 pm PST (no mtg. 5/30)