Odyssey: Finding your Vision in Black & White—What the Masters Can Teach Us

Black & white photography is a fine art medium that actually affords greater creative opportunities than color. In this course we will review and discuss the work of such B&W masters as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Arnold Newman, Michael Kenna, Ansel Adams, Elliot Erwitt, Harry Callahan, and Diane Arbus, as we wrestle with the question: what makes a great B&W photograph? Focusing on tone, texture, form, point of view, visual metaphor, narrative and the like, we'll identify the elements that comprise a fine-art B&W image, all toward one end: to help you refine both your eye and craft as you shape your own special vision. In the latter part of the course students will be encouraged but not required to show their own work. Skill level: beginners and advanced.

913.178.01 Homewood Campus Wed., Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No class Nov. 23 Cost-$198 (six sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff and spouse/same sex domestic partners are eligible for tuition remission. Unfortunately, you will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact, 410-516-8516, for more information.