Teaching Photography

Since 1999, I have taught photography, in both a semester-long course and an intensive week-long workshop, as a way of investigating, documenting, and understanding the identity of place.

Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry:

The Class

This course explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and expressing ideas. Two weeks of observing and recording light in a daily journal is followed by exercises in light, significant detail, and poetics, culminating in a photographic essay on a particular place.

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Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry:

The Lecture Series

In 2006, the class was supplemented by a lecture series by a diverse group of photographers on using photography as a form of inquiry in understadning people and place. Each lecture is approximately 60 minutes long, followed by discussion of 30 minutes or more.

Hear Alex MacLean

Hear Camilo Jose Vergara

Hear Lewis Watts

Hear Wendy Ewald

Hear Steven Moga, Will Steacy, and Lawrence Vale

Hear Martin Krieger

Hear Leslie Tuttle

Hear Anne Whiston Spirn