Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century

Book description

An invaluable resource for photography educators, this volume is a survey of photographic education in the first decade of the 21st Century. Drawing upon her 25 years of teaching experience and her professional network, Michelle Bogre spoke with 47 photo educators from all over the world to compile this diverse set of interviews. The themes of these conversations explore:

  • Why students should study photography
  • The value of a formal photography degree
  • Teaching philosophies
  • Whether video and multimedia should be an essential part of a photographic curricula
  • The challenges of teaching photography today
  • Changes in photographic education overall

The second half of the book shares 70 photography assignments of varying level of difficulty from these educators, some paired with examples of how students completed them.

This book will inspire and invigorate any photography educator’s curriculum.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1 Photography Confidential: Educators Speak
    1. Sama Alshaibi
    2. David Bate
    3. Steven Benson
    4. Sian Bonnell
    5. Jean Brundrit
    6. David Campbell
    7. Jeff Curto
    8. Barbara DeGenevieve
    9. Dornith Doherty
    10. Jim Dow
    11. Larry Fink
    12. Joan Fontcuberta
    13. Allen Frame
    14. Bill Gaskins
    15. Chris Gauthiér
    16. Rafael Goldchain
    17. Jim Groom
    18. Charles Harbutt
    19. Patrick “Pato” Hebert
    20. Paul Hill
    21. Matt Johnston
    22. Svea Josephy
    23. Susan Kae Grant
    24. Dennis Keeley
    25. John Kippin
    26. Mark Klett
    27. Bao Kun
    28. Heike Löwenstein
    29. Niko Luoma
    30. Michael Marshall
    31. Arno Rafael Minkkinen
    32. Colleen Mullins
    33. Joyce Neimanas
    34. vLorie Novak
    35. Catherine Opie
    36. Timothy Persons
    37. Jonathan Shaw
    38. Stephen Shore
    39. Steven Skopik
    40. Amy Stein
    41. Terry Towery
    42. Conrad Tracy
    43. Type A: Adam Ames (AA) and Andrew Bordwin (AB)
    44. Penelope Umbrico
    45. Wang Chuan
    46. John Willis
    47. Jonathan Worth
    48. Notes
  10. Chapter 2 Assignments Confidential: Educators Share
    1. Thirty-Six Strangers
    2. Archive Assignment
    3. The Art of Political Discourse
    4. The Artist Statement
    5. Be a Director
    6. The Big Picture
    7. A Blind Jury of Contemporary Photography
    8. Cliché: Unconventional Beauty
    9. Control Your Work
    10. Criticism, Interpretation, and Ambiguity
    11. Curating: Virtual Exquisite Corpse
    12. Digital Pinhole
    13. Edges
    14. Empowered Portrait
    15. Ephemeral in Place
    16. Every Day
    17. Express Yourself
    18. Fashion: Constructed Image
    19. Four Corners
    20. Full Narrative Outcome
    21. Grab Bag of Words
    22. How To Be a Curator
    23. Is Photography Over?: An Exquisite Corpse
    24. Landscape and Identity: Place and Random Place
    25. Light
    26. Man Ray
    27. Manifesto
    28. Mapping
    29. Measured Space
    30. Memory
    31. Narrative Project
    32. Narrative: Medway Festival
    33. Newtonian Time and the Time of Leibniz and Kant (Immeasurable and Untravelable)
    34. Night Dreams, Day Dreams, and Hypnogogic Hallucinations
    35. Observation
    36. Obsession and Intuition: Regarding Beauty
    37. On Turning Ten
    38. Order and Disorder
    39. Ordinary Made Extraordinary
    40. Passions and Obsessions
    41. PechaKucha/Remix
    42. The Photographic Cliché
    43. The Photographic Homage
    44. The Pivotal Edge
    45. Political Photo Montage
    46. Portraiture and Performance
    47. The Possibilities of Collaboration
    48. Randomized Subject
    49. Re-Do
    50. Restriction and Freedom
    51. Scavenger Hunt
    52. See With Your Ears
    53. Self-Portrait
    54. Self-Portrait: Signature
    55. Self-Portraits
    56. Site: Intervention (The Dart Project)
    57. Something You Have Never Done Before
    58. Staging the Self
    59. Stop and Shoot
    60. Surreal Portrait
    61. Tell Me Something Interesting
    62. Tell Us, Show Us, Express to Us
    63. Third-Person Talk
    64. Three-Foot Square
    65. Time
    66. Time as a Container
    67. Untitled Film Still
    68. Who Am I, Really?
    69. Who Are You?
    70. The Year 2072
    71. Zen and the Art of Archery
    72. Teaching: Tips, Strategies, Ideas to Ponder
    73. Finding Out What Students Really Know
    74. Editing and Selection
  11. Resources
  12. Index

Product information

  • Title: Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century
  • Author(s): Michelle Bogre
  • Release date: August 2014
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781317693840