4.341 Introduction to Photography

Fall 2002

Black and white photo of woman.
A portrait from the final project. (Courtesy of Marianna Shnayderman.)

Course Highlights

This is a workshop-centered course in the Visual Arts Program at MIT, featuring several student projects. A video about the Visual Arts Program is available for viewing. (Warning: 44 MB. Requires Shockwave®.)

Course Description

This course combines practical instruction, field trips, group discussions, and individual reviews intended to foster a critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed. Student-initiated term projects are at the core of this exploration of the relationship of image to language and issues of interpretation and personal history. Besides, this course also offers practical instruction in basic black and white techniques, digital imaging, fundamentals of camera operation, lighting, film exposure, development and printing. Course provides opportunity for continued exploration.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

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*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Reiner Leist

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
3 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate