Practical exercises are used by lecturers to familiarise students with different genres within photography from portrait, reportage, architecture, product, landscape, and staged photography.
Tasks are set to teach the basics, alongside which students work on their own projects, developing their own worflows and interests. Group tasks during and outside class serve to consolidate teamworking skills. In class students discuss their works to hone their perception and imagination. They learn that photography can be used as a form of expression and discovery, the meaning of which changes as it is contextualised by the viewer.
Students learn to skillfully reflect upon and defend their photographic positions within the contemporary field of photography and knowledge.
Subject taught by:
Eva Maria Ocherbauer