Small Town USA: Local Collaborations

Course Number: 
DOCST 230S.01
Course Instructor: 
Susie Post-Rust
Smith Warehouse Bay 12 A228
Days and Times: 
Tu 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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.