We will review iconic as well as vernacular photographs that are representative of key periods in photographic history, including pictorialism, modernism, and postmodernism. We will discuss how a photograph’s meaning is influenced by subject matter, medium, process, form and context. Among the questions we will address are: What constitutes a good photograph? Why are some photographs deemed art and others not? And what criteria should be used to judge a photograph? By the end of the workshop, participants will have an expanded vocabulary and knowledge base that will enable them to more effectively describe, interpret, and evaluate photographs.
Your Instructor: Terry Nathan
Terry Nathan is a professor in the Art/Science Fusion Program at UC Davis, where he teaches "Photography: Bridging Art and Science." He also has taught landscape photography workshops in California and Texas. Terry has served as juror and judge for art exhibitions and he has been invited to speak on the art, history, science and practice of photography at several national symposia. Terry’s fine art work, which centers on architecture, landscape, documentary and art/science fusion, has been published in a variety of magazines and shown in several national juried exhibitions.
You can learn more about Terry, and see additional photographs, at his Web site: TerryNathanPhoto.com