An invaluable resource for photography educators, this volume is a survey of photographic education in the first decade of the 21st Century. Drawing upon her 25 years of teaching experience and her professional network, Michelle Bogre spoke with 47 photo educators from all over the world to compile this diverse set of interviews. The themes of these conversations explore:
- Why students should study photography
- The value of a formal photography degree
- Teaching philosophies
- Whether video and multimedia should be an essential part of a photographic curricula
- The challenges of teaching photography today
- Changes in photographic education overall
The second half of the book shares 70 photography assignments of varying level of difficulty from these educators, some paired with examples of how students completed them.
This book will inspire and invigorate any photography educator’s curriculum.
Table of Contents
Photography Confidential: Educators Speak
Assignments Confidential: Educators Share
Michelle Bogre, an educator with more than 25 years of experience, is an Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and a documentary photographer, writer, and intellectual property lawyer. She is the author of Photography as Activism: Images for Social Change, and she regularly writes about photography and law. Michelle authored the Copyright Corner (www.thecopyrightcorner.org), a website created to make copyright law accessible for photographers. She is actively involved with photography education, serving on the national board of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) and on the advisory board of the Young Photographers Association (YPA). Her photographs have been featured in group shows, including at the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.
"In this book Michelle Bogre has interviewed many of the best photography teachers around and they share their thoughts as well as many assignments with the reader. The comments are interesting and to the point. The assignments are varied and challenging." - Apogee Photo Magazine