Advanced Photography

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This studio based class will explore conceptual topics surrounding current issues such as social justice; the image in the public sphere, and the socio-political landscape. Frequent critiques and discussions will include information on artists relevant to the students’ work as well as provide space to develop technically to support a lens based practice. We will consider how a studio practice in photography develops, this includes considering how traditional wet lab and digital lab processes actually complement and support each other.

3 credits. Prerequisite: Photo I. Spring only. Shepp.

Course Code: FA 365B

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.