Small Town USA

Course Number: 
DOCST 230S
Course Instructor: 
Susie Post-Rust
Location: 
Smith Warehouse Bay 12, 228
Days and Times: 
Tu 10:05 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Course Category: 
Photography
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Beginning/Intermediate
Crosslisting(s): 
ARTSVIS 232S.01
PUBPOL 389S.01
VMS 224S.01

Theory and practice of documentary photography in a small-town context. Students working in collaboration with one nearby small town complete a documentary photographic study of one individual or group within that town. Includes analysis of the documentary tradition, particularly as it relates to locally situated work and to selected individual projects; building visual narrative, developing honest relationships with subjects, responsibility to subjects and their communities, and engaging with and portraying a community as an outsider. Photo elicitation and editing techniques. Required participation in service-learning. Instructor consent required.