4.343 Photography and Related Media

Fall 2002

Color photo of man crossing street.
Color photo of man crossing street. (Courtesy of Peter Jamieson.)

Course Highlights

This is a workshop-centered course in the Visual Arts Program at MIT, featuring several student projects. A  video about the Visual Arts Program is available for viewing. (Warning: 44 MB. Requires  Shockwave®.)

Course Description

Subject combines practical instruction, readings, lectures, field trips, visiting artists, group discussions, and individual reviews. Fosters a critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed. Student-initiated term project at the core of exploration. Special consideration given to the relationship of space and the photographic image. Practical instruction in basic black and white techniques, digital imaging, fundamentals of camera operation, lighting, film exposure, development, and printing. Open to beginning and advanced students. Lab fee. Enrollment limited with preference given to current Master of Architecture students.

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Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .dcr.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Reiner Leist

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session