Odyssey: Reading Photographs

Enrollment is limited, so register early!

This course is about the hidden stories in photographs. What do they mean to the artist who created them and to the viewer who seeks understand them through the lens of history, culture, politics, and intention. Each week we will look at a photographic genre including documentary photography, image and text, the photo essay, collage and DADA , the self-portrait, and identity and landscape.

Students will have the opportunity to show their own work and receive a critique each week. The class, led by Phyllis Berger, will look at the following artists:

  • Documentary: Margaret Bourke White, Dorothea Lange and James Nachtwey.
  • Image and Text: Duane Michals, James Agee, and Walker Evans.
  • Photo essay: W. Eugene Smith, Richard Avedon
  • The Portrait: Annie Liebovitz and Zenele Muholi .
  • Collage and DADA: John Heartfield and Corneila Hediger .
  • Landscape: Michael Kenna and Pentti Sammallahti .

913.215.01 via Zoom.
Wednesday, March 3 to April 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $210 (six sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. For registration details, email bhebron@jhu.edu.