PHO 272 Documentary Photography (3 credits)

This course allows students to investigate a range of topics and issues typical to the photojournalist. These may include legal and ethical issues, news, spot news, portrait and action photography, travel imagery, picture editing, photography and writing, digital imagery, and the extended documentary project. Class is designed to provide a solid introduction to the work of the photojournalist. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, critique, and hands-on laboratory instruction. Writing and reading assignments as appropriate to this discipline are part of this course. Students must have a digital SLR camera. Prerequisites: PHO 150 and ART 142; recommended: PHO 160.