Studio I - Photography - winter
FaVU-B1FO-ZAcad. year: 2019/2020
Assignments: Camera obscura, photogram, collage
Semestrial work - “good / bad” photography
Major work - exhibition series for the semester exam.
+ Spontaneous exercises (tasks will be given during the learning process, intended for all students except those who are fully dedicated to their own work)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will master the black-and-white analog photography through practical experience with old photographic techniques. They will have to accomplish the given assignments creatively and innovatively.
Interest about medium, collaboration and spiritual attitude towards photography. Knowledge about digital and analogue techniques. Maximum devotion to the field of photography and self reflection.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Arnheim, Rudolf: Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1974 (EN)
Barthes, Roland: Světlá komora - poznámky k fotografii, Agite/Fra, 2005 (CS)
Berger, John: O pohledu, Agite/Fra, 2009 (CS)
Birgus, Vladimír Mlčoch, Jan: Česká fotografie 20. století: průvodce. Praha, KANT, 2005 (CS)
Rosenblum, Naomi: A World History of Photography, New York, 1989 (EN)
Sontagová, Susan: O fotografii, Barrister & Principal, Paseka, 2002 (CS)
Warner Marien, Mary: Photography: A Cultural History, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2002 (EN)
Wells, Liz (ed.), Photography: A Critical Introduction, London and New York: Routledge, 2nd edn, 2000 (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Introduction seminar, team building activities, discussions with the aim to analyze reasons why to study photography.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
credits and exam
Language of instruction
We will focus on the basics of analogue photography, formal and technical aspects. Part of the course will be exercises, semestrial task and students' major project.
Semestrial work - good / bad photography.
Each week will be held mandatory studio meetings, individual consultations and discussions about students' major work.
Assignments and topic of semestrial work might change during the study process.
The basic experience with analog photography. To understand and explore different approach from the digital photography.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences