April 2020

SMU

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Experiential (Intro) Photography (Ragland-Intro-Syllabus.pdf)
University of Alabama at Birmingham • 2018
Can be adapted to digital methods, in-person or online as ASPH 1300 The Basics of Photography
Description: This course is designed as an introduction to photographic strategies employed by both contemporary photographic artists as well as their historical antecedents. The class will develop a conversation that considers the aesthetic and conceptual implications of current lens-based practices while connecting them to the broader cultural and political conditions shaping our time. Specifically, students will develop creative/critical photographic language, gain an understanding and appreciation for light, and learn techniques in exposure and camera control, film processing, and darkroom printing in concert with digital imaging methods.

Special Topics: Camera-less (Ragland-Cameraless-Syllabus.pdf)
University of Alabama at Birmingham • 2016
Can be adapted in-person or online as ASPH 1300 The Basics of Photography or ASPH 3303 Photography II
Description: Photography is in the midst of an uncertain, yet exciting, present. Through the shaping of found and constructed images, compressing histories of both canonical and vernacular photographs, and engaging with emergent technologies and social media applications, contemporary artists are critically engaging with the dilating character of globalized visual culture and expanding the possibilities for what a photograph might be.
By exploring specific strategies employed by contemporary artists during this pivotal moment – including appropriation, collage, curation, construction, manipulation, surveillance, and mapping – this course will develop a conversation that considers the aesthetic and conceptual implications of current lens-based practices while connecting them to the broader cultural and political conditions shaping our time.

4D Foundations (Ragland-4D-Syllabus.pdf) 
University of Alabama at Birmingham • 2016

Can be adapted in-person or online and taught as ASAG 1308 Narrative or developed for ASPH 1310 Intro to Video
Description: This course introduces the fundamental principles of time-based media through a survey of concepts, techniques, and technological practices. Basic concepts of art and design will be taught with the use of computers, video, film, photo, and sound equipment. Students will be challenged to consider the nature of art and artmaking through use of time, space, interactivity, performativity, and chance. Historical context of contemporary concepts and media arts is provided through lectures, screenings, presentations, and readings, and course assignments will address issues of ephemerality and duration, and the expanding possibilities of moving, sequenced, performative, and conceptually-driven artworks.


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STUDENT WORK



Aaron Canipe, selections from the series Plateau
Pigment prints, 20x24” each
MFA Thesis Project
Duke University • Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts Graduate Thesis Committee • 2015
aaroncanipe.com




Celestia Morgan, selections from the series Redline
Pigment prints, various sizes
MA Thesis Project
University of Alabama • Master of Arts Thesis Committee • 2016
celestiamorgan.com




Documentation of the student curated exhibition, Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic
Birmingham Museum of Art, April 2 – August 9, 2015
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Photography in the South • 2015
https://www.artsbma.org/exhibition/inherited-scars-a-meditation-on-the-southern-gothic/




Brittney Truitt, selections from the series Highway 31
Pigment prints, 24x30” each
BFA Thesis Project
University of Alabama at Birmingham • BFA Exhibition • 2015




Devin Lunsford, selections from the series Waiting for Something That’s Not Coming
Pigment prints, 6x6” each
Course Final Project
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Photography in the South • 2015
devinlunsford.com




Ty Harris, stills from Hymns of Youth
Video, 3 minutes
Course Final Project
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Photography in the South • 2015




Christianna Traynor, selections from the series Marshall County
Pigment prints, 6x9” each
Course Final Project
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Photography in the South • 2015




Aubrey Venkler, selections from the series Lines and Boundaries
Archival pigment prints, 16x20” each
Course Final Project
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Neighborhood Studies • 2018




Evan Franklin, selections from the series 41st St N
Archival pigment prints, 12x16” each
Course Final Project
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Neighborhood Studies • 2018




Macy J. Moon, selections from Day 5 - November 27, 2018, from the series Walking Archive
Digital images published to online archive website, https://macyjanemoon.cargo.site/Walking-Archive-About
Course Final Project
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Neighborhood Studies • 2018




Selection of student artist books and zines accessioned into the Birmingham Museum of Art Hanson Library Artist Book Collection
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Camera-less • 2016
https://uab.edu/news/self-published-artist-books-and-zines-made-by-uab-students-now-part-of-birmingham-museum-of-art-collection




Daniel Senko, selections from the artist book, Taking Portraits
Rephotographed photobook dust jacket portraits, various sizes
Course Final Zine Project
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Camera-less • 2016




Jacob Lawley
Google street view screen capture typology
Mapping Assignment
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Camera-less • 2016




Devin Lunsford, selections from the series, Done Lost Too Much
Pigment prints documenting recovering methamphetamine cooks, made in collaboration with UAB Department of Criminology student Natalie Matos, 16x24” each
Course Final Project
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Special Topics: Stories from the Line – Documenting Poverty • 2015
devinlunsford.com




Cole Martin
Silver gelatin prints, 6x6” each
Self-portrait Assignment
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Experiential Photography • 2018




Destany Faye Miller
Silver gelatin prints, 6x9” each
Course Final Project, visualizing effects of opioid addiction and incarceration between the artist and her mother
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Experiential (Intro) Photography • 2018




Megan Hammonds
Toned silver gelatin prints, various sizes
Sequencing and Narrative Assignment
University of Alabama at Birmingham • Intermediate Photography • 2015




Eric Gregory Powell, selections from the series Route 1
Pigment prints, 16x20” each
BFA Thesis Project
Corcoran School of the Arts + Design, George Washington University • Studio Photojournalism Core IV Senior Thesis • 2007




Jessica Kolscielniak, selections from the series Weighted Decisions
Pigment prints, 16x24” each
BFA Thesis Project
Corcoran School of the Arts + Design, George Washington University • Studio Photojournalism Core IV Senior Thesis • 2007
jessicakoscielniak.com




Sara J. Winston, selections from the series Chronicles
C-prints, 8x8” each
Sequencing and Narrative Assignment
Corcoran School of the Arts + Design, George Washington University • Studio Fine Art Photography Core III • 2010
sarajwinston.com




John Edmonds, Male Studies
C-prints, 10x10” each
Corcoran School of the Arts + Design, George Washington University • Studio Fine Art Photography Core III • 2010
johnedmonds.studio




Justine Tobiasz, selections from the series Strike, Gently
Gum bichromate prints with blood, 16x20” each
Sequencing and Narrative Assignment
Corcoran School of the Arts + Design, George Washington University • Studio Fine Art Photography Core III • 2008
justinetobiasz.info




Nick Popovici, Gang One (top) United We Stand (bottom left); Disease One (bottom center); At What Cost (bottom right)
Mixed media collages, 24x36” each
BFA Thesis Project
Corcoran College of Art + Design • Studio Fine Art Photography Core IV Senior Thesis • 2008




William Knipscher, installation view of The Children
Artist-made beeswax and charcoal crayon rubbing from photo-polymer plates in handmade wood frames, 48x60” each
BFA Thesis Project
Corcoran School of the Arts + Design, George Washington University • Studio Fine Art Photography Core IV Senior Thesis • 2009
williamknipscher.com


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