Fall 2011
Fully Enrolled

ARTS 624
Connecticut State Parks: A Collaborative Photographic Project


09/12/2011 - 12/09/2011
Monday 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Zilkha Gallery 106

Using film or digital still cameras, students will spend the semester making pictures at Connecticut State Parks. Students should come to class with a specific park or group of parks in mind, and should have a sense of their interest around the theme of park, such as: portraits of those who utilize the park; the park as landscape; conceptually based work in which the idea of park is explored; or collage. Subject matter will vary with the specific interest of each student. In addition to class time, students will work individually in a location of their choice.

The entire class will produce a final project. For this, students will choose one or two of their strongest photographs from the term to contribute to a class portfolio. Students will collaboratively design the portfolio, and will print enough copies of their photographs so each student will be able to take home a copy of this limited edition portfolio. Collaborative portfolio work may be possible; examples of such works include "Wave Hill Pictured: Celebration of a Garden," "A City Seen," and the books by Wendy Ewald and the children she teaches.

Enrollment limited to 18 students.

This course is not open to auditors.

The deadline to withdraw and receive a tuition refund for this course is Friday, September 16 at 5:00 pm. Please visit our website for a complete list of registration and withdrawal dates for this session.

Marion Belanger (B.F.A. Alfred University; M.F.A. Yale University) is a widely exhibited photographer whose current projects focus on visualizing ecology. Her photographs were recently shown in the main terminal of the Tampa International Airport, and in Germany as a part of Contemporary American Photography, 7. Internationale Fototage Mannheim/Ludwigshafen. She has been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and from the Connecticut Commission Culture & Tourism. Her book Everglades: Outside and Within, was published by Center for American Places at Columbia College in 2009. View her work at www.marionbelanger.com.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

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