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Advanced Photography - Book

In this class students will work with their specific thesis project in the creation and production of a publication.

The Photographic Book 3, 2000 - present

This final class devoted to the photographic book will examine the current state of affairs in the market and the emergence of new technologies, which allows individuals to “create” their own unique publications. In conjunction with this class students will research the possible avenues for publication: commercial publishers, specialty presses, on-demand book production and small–run book publishing.

The Photographic Book 2, 1958 - 1991

This course will continue the survey of books produced worldwide during the second half 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 impact of emerging technologies in the thematic topics of books. Subjects discussed will include: editing, photo sequencing, and all aspects of design.

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.

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