Small Town USA

Course Number: 
DOCST 230.01
Course Instructor: 
Susie Post-Rust
CDS, Bridges 104
Days and Times: 
M 10:05 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Course Category: 
Course Type: 
VMS 227S.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. Consent of instructor required. Required participation in service-learning.