An introductory course in black-and-white photography, Photography I is required for admission to all other photo classes. Students are initially instructed in proper camera use and basic film exposure and development. Then the twice weekly meetings are divided into lab days where students learn and master the fundamental tools and techniques of traditional darkroom work used in 8x10 print production and classroom days where students present their work and through the language of photo criticism gain an understanding of photography as a medium of expression. Admitted students must obtain a manually focusing 35mm camera with adjustable f/stops and shutter speeds. No prior photography experience is required.
Tuition & Fees Most summer courses are offered at the standard Continuing Education tuition rate of $1,512 per point ($4,536 for a 3-point course and $9,072 for a six-point intensive). For more detailed information, please see "tuition and fees": http://arts.columbia.edu/summer/tuition-fees
Materials fee: $125
About the Instructors
Inbal Abergil is a photographer currently living and working in New York City. Her photographs investigate the aesthetic and societal norms of Israeli culture and the world at large through conceptions of time and memory—concepts that take on great importance in cultures in which loss is a substantial part of daily life. more→
Claudio Nolasco is a Dominican-born Photographer working primarily in the documentary genre. Nolasco has exhibited at such galleries as Art in General in New York City, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA and the Miami Dade College Art Gallery in Miami, Fl. He was the recipient of the Benjamin Menschel fellowship award in photography and received the Toby Devan Lewis award in 2012. Nolasco holds a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art in 2004 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2012.
Jesse Wakeman is a lens-based artist that uses photography and video to explore contemporary conditions of human experience. His work uses the concept of documentary as a starting point for explorations of narrative. more→