SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY Photo Book Available: Our Vision Our Voice
Spring 2016, JHU-MICA Film Center
This class emphasizes photography as a communication tool for the visual investigation of the human experience. Student fellows will learn camera operation, photographic language, and the fundamentals of composition. They will explore storytelling as a means of understanding people in relation to each other, to their environments, and to society. They will assist in planning and mounting a gallery show and an online exhibition of their work. In addition a photo book will be created, containing the stories and photographs of the fellows. Each fellow will receive a book. It will be not only a memento of their experience, but also the beginning of a portfolio of creative work. Limited to 9 student fellows.
Colette Veasey-Cullors is Professor of Photography at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her work, which investigates race, class, education, and identity, has been widely exhibited. Her collaborative interest is in social and creative engagement with individuals and communities, particularly those that are underserved and underrepresented.
Amy Hodges holds a B.A. in Photography from Virginia Intermont College and a Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins. She enjoys urban street photography and all things documentary.
Les Gray studies Cinematic Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and hopes to inspire the community that inspired her.