Photography and Composition
Audio-visuals and Media Production
1st Cycle Studies
No prerequesits recommended.
Each class has a theory two hours period and another two hours practice. In this period students will be presenting their projects and works. There will a group discussion as well as an analisys by the teacher. Practical projects will be mentored on a weekly basis.
This subject aims to allow students to know photographic techniques, the history of photography in its social, scientific and artistic approach, as well as improve significantly the visual culture of students so that they can rebuilt a wide image of the world through photography.
An important goal is to stimulate students to be involved in developing personal projects, on photography, articulating theory with practice.
1- Photography and its technique: a basic approach (depth of field, speed, iso, lens, cameras, composition; editing, and compression formats);
2- Photography as an instrument for subjectivity;
3- The reproducibility of the photographic image;
4- Photography vs. Image;
5- Knowing the world through images;
6- Photography and Ethics;
7- An History of Photography from the XVI century painting to Contemporary Photography;
8- Contemporary Photography: six categories from practice and critical reception;
8.1. Photography before the act of photographing
8.2. Tableaux photography/Staged photography
8.3. Private and Domestic Narratives/Subjectiv Realism
8.4. Objective/Germanic Photography
8.5. Art and Document
8.6. Apropriation, citation.
José Augusto Maçãs da Silva Carvalho
Mini Tests: 25.0%
Almeida, Bernardo Pinto, Imagem da Fotografia, Ed. Assírio e Alvim, 1995
Barthes, Roland.- A Câmara Clara, Ed. 70, Lisboa, 1981.
Benjamin, Walter. Sobre Arte, Técnica, Linguagem e Política. Relógio d'Água, Lisboa, 1992.
Berguer, J. Modos de Ver, Ed. 70, Lisboa, 1996
Burgin, Victor. Thinking Photography, Communications and Culture. 1982
Clarke, Graham. The Photograph. Oxford University Press, NY, 1997
Hall, Stuart. Representation. Cultural Representation and Signifying Practice. Sage Publications. 1997
Kember, S.- Virtual anxiety: photography, new technologies and subjectivity, Manchester
University Press, Manchester, 1998.
Medeiros, Margarida. Fotografia e Narcisismo. Assírio &Alvim, Lisboa. 2000
Sontag, Susan. Ensaios sobre Fotografia. Publicações D. Quixote, Lisboa. 1986
Squiers, Carol. OverExposed. Essays on Contemporary Photography. The New Press. New York. 2000
Wells, L.(ed.)- Photography: a Critical Introduction, Routledge Ed., 1997.