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The Photographic Book 1, 1900 - 1950

This course is a survey of books produced worldwide during the first part of the 20th century. We will review a selection of seminal works, critique the photographic theme and content, design issues and production quality. In addition we will examine the integration of technology during this period.

Advanced Photography 1,2,3

These group critiques are the focal point of student activity in each semester. Guided by prominent figures in the visual arts, and assisted by their peers, students discuss and concentrate on producing a coherent body of work that best reflects their individual talents and challenges the boundaries of their media.

Dr. Jörg M. Colberg

Dr. Jörg M. Colberg was born in Germany in 1968. After obtaining his Ph.D., he moved to the United States in early 2000. Jörg is the editor of the blog 'Conscientious', one of the most widely read and popular blogs dedicated to contemporary fine-art photography. He has lectured internationally and contributed essays to numerous publications including the newest monograph by Hellen Van Meene.

mfa program schedule

Summer 2010August 1 – 14, 2010
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, United States
Fall 2010December 5 – 12
New York City, United States
Spring 2011May 8 – 15
Berlin/Leipzig, Germany
Summer 2011August 1 – 14, 2011

Mary Frey

Mary Frey received her MFA in photography from Yale University in 1979. Since then, she has been on the faculty of the Hartford Art School and is currently Professor of Photography. Frey received numerous awards for her work, most notably a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984 and two photography fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980 and 1992. She was the recipient of a Te Foundation Fellowship in 2004.

Robert Lyons

Robert Lyons lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Western Massachusetts. He has taught extensively in the USA and Europe at various institutions including: Emily Carr College of Art & Design, University of Washington, Photographic Center Northwest, International Center of Photography, and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. He received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1979. Lyons has received numerous awards for his work including: NEA Survey Grant, Ford Foundation Grants, and most recently a MacDowell Residency 2009.

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