How can photography act as a witness? How can an image empower change? In this course we
will consider these questions and more as we examine core ideas for understanding the
creation, gathering, and dissemination of information via journalistic photography. Through
various lectures, discussions, assignments, and critiques, students will fine tune skills of editing
and composition as they advance their photographic practice. In addition to developing a
nuanced understanding of the values and purpose of photojournalism, special attention will be
given to increasing students' visual literacy, and covering the ethics of documentary
Shannon, Kathleen. (2021, Spring), Syllabus, ENGL 1721 - M Topics: Media Photojournalism / ARTS 3970 - M Topics: Photojournalism, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
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