Odyssey: Finding Your Vision in Black and White—What the Masters Can Teach Us

Black and 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 compose 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.

Note: This course will cover a few of the photographers reviewed in the instructor's Classic Street Photography course, but with a different emphasis. Enrollment is limited to 20 students, so please register early.

913.178.01 Homewood campus
Wednesdays, Sept. 26 to Oct. 31, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $198 (six sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.