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Instructed by: Peter Le
Time: 6.30PM – 8.30PM (27 and 29 September 2016); 9.30AM – 11.30AM (02 October 2016)
Date: 27, 29 September and 02 October

Working with The Factory, Peter designed for participants of all levels this class will improve your knowledge of photography in a historical context. In this three-part course, students will develop a foundation understanding of photography and the role it plays through out the history of its development and contextualize the artistic movements that photography has yielded.

There will be an interactive portion of the class where participants are encouraged to bring along their camera for an in class demo and discussion. DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERAS! 

Session 1 (27/09): The Evolution of Photography and Advances in Camera Technology

Our first session will look into summary at the development of camera technologies and the artists that utilize these technologies. From the first images ever taken and the Daguerreotype and the development of various film cameras through to the color images of the 70s onwards and the rise of the digital. Along side the technological development we will look at the men and women that utilize the various cameras in their art work, Specifically the work of Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre, Alfred Stieglitz, Brassai, Edward Weston and group f64, Robert Capa and Magnum, Gary Winogrand, and William Egggleston.  

Session 2 (29/09): Modern Themes in Photography

This session will explore some of the major themes and movements in photography from the 1970s onwards to the new Millennium. This discussion will include works from Ed Ruscha, Steven Shore, Cindy Sherman, Nobuyoshi Araki, Jeff Wall, Andreas Gursky, Edward Burtynsky. Some of the themes that these photographers have addressed will be , Stereotypes of Mass Media, The Modern Landscape, Feminine Identity, Pictorial Representation, and New Objectivity.

Session 3 (02/10): Unseen Photography from The Vietnam War and Contemporary Vietnamese photography.

In this final portion of the class we will look at some of the most iconic photos of the Vietnam War from American and Vietnamese photographers of both sides of the conflict, along with some rarely seen gems. Some of the photographers covered will be Eddie Adams, Nick Ut, Horst Faas, Lam Tan Tai, Le Minh Truong. To finish with a brief look at contemporary photography in Vietnam, we will have  Bao Zoan, a photographer from Saigon Artbook 6 Exhibition.

Course fees: 750,000VND/Course/3 Sessions
* 5% discount for early bird (Pay course fee before 22nd Sept 2016) OR Group from 2 people.
* We accept maximum 20 students/course to secure quality.
*We have translator in Vietnamese for every course.