MoMa fotografie cursus

Seeing Through Photographs

The Museum of Modern Art offers a free course. For photography lovers. Join me, learn and enjoy!

MoMa biedt een gratis online cursus aan. Een aanrader voor fotografieliefhebbers.

Niet alleen kijken naar foto’s maar ze ook begrijpen, inzicht krijgen in de geschiedenis en leren hoe fotografie zich ontwikkelt.

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About the Course

“Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. In this course you will look closely at photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and hear a variety of perspectives on what a photograph is and the ways that photography has been used throughout its nearly 180 year history: as a means of artistic expression, as a tool for science and exploration; as an instrument of documentation; to tell stories and record histories; and as a mode of communication and critique in our ever increasingly visual culture.”

“Photography is a foreign language everyone thinks he speaks.” — Philip-Lorca di Corcia


MoMa | Myths of the West: Photographers, Filmmakers, and Writers

March 31, 2009 6:30 PM.
In conjunction with Into the Sunset, which examines how photography has pictured the idea of the American West from 1850 to the present, this panel features photographers, a filmmaker, and a writer in a discussion of how their work elicits and contributes to our collective imagination and narratives of the West. Participants include photographer Katy Grannan, writer Annie Proulx, and photographer, filmmaker, and actor Dennis Hopper. Eva Respini, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, and organizer of the exhibition moderates a discussion.

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Participatory media and social networking

Interesting reading about the powerful possibilities of the web for and by the people.

Article TimesOnline “How the world wide web has ushered in a new age of digital democracy”.

“Users are increasingly participating in the kind of digital democracy the internet enables. New concepts, such as the social graph, social networking, citizen journalism and participatory media, have emerged that enable people to connect and interact online in entirely new and interesting ways.”

“The “citizen journalist” has stepped forward and mobile phones have become a means of recording and transmitting breaking stories”.

The New York Times | Journalism in the Hands of the Neighborhood

Artikel in De Journalist : Een fotojournalist laat zich niet zomaar in regels vangen. “Weg met de amateur-journalisten”.

Photographers reflecting on photography and masterclass World Press Photo

“Multimedia presentations with participants and masters reflecting on photography and the 14th Joop Swart Masterclass.

Meet the participants. For the first time, WPP recorded short interviews with all of the young photographers participating in the Joop Swart Masterclass. Who are they? How did they choose their subjects? What’s their way of working? And, with the masterclass experience under their belt, where are they headed now?”

Source : World Press Photo.