This course will introduce the diverse creative aspect of photography in the context of modern 20th century art and contemporary art photography. We examine how different photographers and artists employ photography as a personal vehicle to make their individual statement and how to channel their ideas by developing visual strategy to develop art projects and gallery exhibitions. The syllabus provides a clue from the maturity of idea to the finished exhibiting products in form of photo albums, exhibitions, installations of images and immersive form of presentations. Students are required to create photographic projects to demonstrate on individual themes which reflect their own interest in the image making process and achieve a portfolio of photo works by the end of the course, through photo books, exhibitions in gallery space or other multimedia representation of their creative outputs.
We will teach advanced level professional photographic equipments and setup for digital capture, storage and processing. Traditional films and its alternative creative process will also be discussed and practiced. We emphasize the flexibility and capability in creating the visual style of the students through creative process and we provide a consistent guideline on how creative works can be built up under current art themes and propositions, mapping and examining contemporary art world. Students will design their visual exercises related to exquisite themes in museum exhibition from important contemporary photographic and visual artists.