Arts & Environment Syllabus 2018

Digital Arts & the Environment in the Anthropocene
Syllabus 2018

  • . . . renaming of our current interglacial epoch, Holocene, to Anthropocene in recognition of lasting changes to the earth’s system, both positive and negative.
  • . . . the most profound evidence of human planetary interaction and impact
  • . . . an historic moment in human history [to] understand our species’ reach and impact.

“A worthy subject is the most important discovery for artists—it’s the magnetic passion that burns at the core of their work, attracting or repelling us, and determining whether they will attempt to evoke what is deepest and highest in us.”
—Artist Alex Grey, in Zig Zag Zen

Flexibility is of utmost importance in the class. Please note that this syllabus is PROVISIONAL.

The image below is a part of Alex Ingram’s WXNDER project: he’s a former CSUSM student: “Ultimately what began as a series about escapism became a direct reflection toward the opposite. Rather than absconding oneself, the shift to finding oneself became ever present allowing the journey to take on new meaning through deep reflection – contemplating man’s connectivity to the cosmos, the meaning of life, manhood, and returning to the natural land.”—Alex Ingram

alex ingram sendtoalex

WEEK 1 January 24
SIGN WAIVERS
DISCUSS:
Introduce course requirements
READ: Environmental Art, and an overview essay by Sam Bower
ART: Mono Lake Project: Huey Johnson: Art, Environment, and the Message in the Brick
BLOG:
Jerry Slough: Process Projects
Cycles Compost Projects
Kim Abeles: Smog Plates

Edward Burtynsky website

Camille Seaman at Standing Rock
Storm Chaser
Polar Ice

Final Project ideas
BOOK example: Brandon Cooley: Decaying California
MAGAZINE examples: Ethnobotany Project, Deborah Small & Rose Ramirez; Cooking the Native Way, Chia Cafe Collective: Blurb to Heyday
WEBSITE

POSTERS: see Women’s March North County San Diego
Penny De Los Santos professional food photographer full screen website
Jeri Perez Website Portfolio|
Gary Scott Blog
Gary Scott Website Portfolio
Laila Basquez
Being Eco Savvy   Hallgrimdottir, Herdis
Tree Project Kodie garritsen
Carrizo Gorge Elisha Beach

INDEPENDENT STUDY Possibilities:

HOMEWORK:
WATCH & POST: Edward Burtynsky on Ted Talks: Manufactured Landscapes and Green Education: write about particular images. What is compelling for you about Burtynsky’s photographic practice.

STUDY: Julieanne Kost Lightroom Classic Video Tutorials
scroll down to LIGHTROOM CC — THE DEVELOP MODULE

BRING: an external hard drive with images to work on in Lightroom/Photoshop



WEEK 2 January 31
CLASS:
DISCUSS:
Burtynsky’s Ted Talk and your blog responses
How would you create a more sustainably functioning world?

What would you do if you had the power to make CSUSM a more sustainable campus.
Individual and Group ideas

6 minute preview of Watermark

SET UP: Lightroom CATALOG with your own external harddrives
CHECK-OUT
procedures: 60D cameras are under Video, the rest under Photo

HOMEWORK:
1. Create a SERIES of LANDSCAPE photographs,
perhaps inspired by the work of Edward Burtynsky or Camille Seaman. If you are an advanced student, you can edit and enhance in Lightroom and post on your blog by next week’s class. In your post, please let us know what aspect of the artist you have chosen has inspired you.

If you need help getting your images from camera to your folder on your hardrive to Catalog and Lightroom, wait until class. The important thing is to focus on shooting the landscape, and/or some aspect of the built environment that interests you, and to bring the photos to class.

There are plenty of tutorials on youtube that can help you get started with your particular camera. We’ll focus on controls next week. If you need to, it’s fine to set it on AUTO, which is great and is the Green A button below

2. LIGHTROOM CC: To continue experimenting in Lightroom CC, go here:
Julieanne Kost Lightroom Classic Video Tutorials
http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/lightroom-training-videos

SCROLL down to LIGHTROOM CC — THE DEVELOP MODULE

3. GRACE period to post on Burtynsky’s TED talk: Sunday at 8 am. for those of you who have not yet posted.



WEEK 3 February 7
REVIEW: workflow:
1 from camera to folder on your hardrive
2 open Lightroom by clicking on your Lightroom catalog icon on your harddrive
3 import folder to Lightroom (from Library module)
4 edit and enhance in Lightroom
5 export selected images to a folder: I will show you how to do this
6 upload to blog post as tiled mosaic

SCREEN: Technical Stuff
Art Wolfe: 10 Deadly Sins of Composition
Art Wolfe: Favorite Composition
Marc Muench: Technical Trinity

CAMERA REVIEW:
with John Greengo
Lightroom and Cameras:
Lightroom Catalog Set-up
How to learn your camera: youtube
Canon T5i: quickstart guide
Canon T2i quickstart guide

CLASS: Present your first series of landscape/environment photos

Broken-hearted hallelujah
acknowledge the darkness, embrace the light
embrace the darkness, exalt the light

Philosopher and writer Kathleen Dean Moore
“the literature of willful innocence . . .
These are nature books by authors who celebrate a beloved place without acknowledging the anthropogenic violence it’s suffering, or books that rejoice in the healing power of a hike through a forest, say, without noticing that it’s poised to burn to the ground.

These days, looking away is hard to forgive.

So I’ve turned to what I call “broken-hearted hallelujah books.” The reference, of course, is to Leonard Cohen’s song. In an interview, Cohen said, “Yes, we live with broken hearts in a broken world. But that’s no excuse for anything. We have to sing the broken-hearted hallelujah.”

Send me these [projects] of grief and beauty. I want fierce. I want gorgeous. I want honest and, therefore, furious.

Leonard Cohen interview: Cohen: “And worse, there is a crack in everything that you can put together: Physical objects, mental objects, constructions of any kind. But that’s where the light gets in, and that’s where the resurrection is and that’s where the return, that’s where the repentance is. It is with the confrontation, with the brokenness of things.

HOMEWORK Resources

Environmental Photographer of 2017 award

Environmental photographer of 2016 award

Environmental photography awards, 2014 and 2015

Jan Staller: recycling, urban decay
Jan Staller: Hanging around

Briana Bryan: CSUSM alumna

Yang Yongliang:
Guardian
Lens Culture

Ilit Azoulay

Matthew Brandt  Lakes and Reservoirs under Works

HOMEWORK:
RESEARCH & WRITE: Minimum one-page post (250 words) about your chosen photographer to present next week; please add pertinent photos
SHOOT & POST: A series of photos inspired by your chosen artist.



WEEK 4 February 14
CLASS: Present your series of photos inspired by your chosen photographer/artist

SCREEN: Creative Trinity according to Mark Muench: subject/content • composition • light
Joshua White:
American Yard
Ozymandias
Held

Wunderkabinett: a group of photographers: scroll down for these

POSTS
HuI Jiang
Jiaye Li
Silvia Lopez
Xinya Shi
Agustin Solaberrieta
Robert Wilson
Husheng Zhou

also check out:
Nathan Serrato: Escondido Creek & Coastal Environment

Cassidy Walker
Anthony Kurtz Cassidy Walker’s artist

Niccole Adams
Anza Borrego & Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy: Nikkole Adams artist: Leaning Into the Wind: released March 2018

Dairy Farm: Gary Scott

JULIANNE KOST PRACTICE: Lightroom Editing in Develop Module

Applying Changes to Multiple Images

Virtual Copies

Converting to B&W: MOST IMPORTANT

Color Toning to B&W

DISCUSS:
Annenberg Space for Photography: choose a photographer from Annenberg’s group
Anna Mia Davidson: Human Nature: Land & Farm culture about sustainable farming, for example

HOMEWORK:
POST:
One page post on your chosen Annenberg photographer
SHOOT: Series of photos inspired by your chosen Annenberg or other artist/photographer

You can go to a local park, preserve, or lagoon for your shoot. You can research/google your area; for example, if you live in Murrieta or Temecula, you can go to the Santa Rosa Plateau Preserve. If you live south of school, visit Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve. If you live near Fallbrook, go to the Los Jilgueros Preserve. If you’re near the coast, visit San Elijo Lagoon, Batiquitos Lagoon, or the Agua Hedionda Lagoon.

If you live near CSUSM, visit Daley Ranch, Discovery Lake, Felicitas Park, Lake Hodges, or the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve (one of my favorites! in Escondido, etc. These are just suggestions. There are many more places depending on your interests . . . if you have more time, Palomar Mountain, Anza Borrego State Park, Jacumba for urban/rural decay, the Border Fence . . .

You can also go to a community garden or a farmer’s market: interactions between people, the environment, food, sustainability, local vs industrial ag, etc.

POST: @8-10 photos from your Annenberg-inspired shoot on your blog. Due by 11:59 on Tuesday, Feb 20. If you didn’t make that deadline, post anyway . . .



WEEK 5 February 21
CLASS:
REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR BLOG POSTS by 11:59 pm on Tuesday before class.
SITE TITLE: YOUR NAME
CAROUSEL: TILED MOSAIC, WHEN IMPORTING IMAGES so we can view them large-scale
Those who were absent last week, please watch all the Julieanne Kost videos from last week.

1. View your photograph series of photographs inspired by the work of your photographer chosen from the Annenberg Space for Photography or elsewhere . You will speak about the relationship between what you learned from your photographer and your series of photos.

VIEW:
SCREEN: Relationship to Place in San Diego County: firescapes, wildlands, wetlands, wastelands, urban development, urban decay, urban-wild interfaces:

Cassidy Walker and Clyde Butcher
show ABC video

Xuerua Han and Clyde Butcher

Casey Stone and Jimmy Chin

Agustin Solaberrieta and Doug Eng
Nicholas Lozano and Doug Eng

Husheng Zhou and Alasdair Turner

Jiayu Li and Jack Dykinga
Jack Dykinga Browse places

Daniel Taylor and Barry Yanowitz

Katherine Ignells and Brian Frank

Nikkole Adams and Briana Bryan

JULIEANNE KOST TECHNICAL STUFF Lightroom 
REPLAY
Converting to B&W: MOST IMPORTANT

Dehaze

Selective Coloring

Hue Saturation Luminance

HOMEWORK:
SHOOT & POST
: Think about what you might like to do for your environmental project. Your projects can be collaborative. Do a preliminary photo shoot of what might become the general theme/focus of your project. What is the story that you want to tell through your photographs and writing,  Think of this is an exploratory shoot or an experimental / research shoot.



WEEK 6 February 28
VIEW: Preliminary Project photo shoots

DISCUSS: Environmental Project: we’ll look more deeply at several different formats in preparation for your written Proposal.
Format: Haruka Sakaguchi
Original New Yorkers

Richard Misrach: Writing on the Wall video
Writing on the Wall

Sant Khalsa: water
Sant Khalsa: Images into Action

Agnes Denes: Wheatfield
SCREEN:
KCET: Southern California Native People & Plants, from the California Continued exhibition at the Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park, LA.

Environmental artists: What is a native epistemology?
Weaving Community: Tima Lotah Link: How Native Peoples are Rediscovering Their Basketry Traditions, with Nicholas Hummingbird
Gathering Medicine: Kat High, Richard Bugbee & Sage LaPena
Decolonizing the Diet: Lois Connor, Barbara Drake, Lorene Sisquoc, & Craig Torres

What is the difference between a landscape and a cultural landscape? What is different about the goals of the photographer. Landscape as hero, or landscape as actor in a relationship? Or acted upon?

HOMEWORK:
1. Create Magazine/Website/Poster Project Proposal (minimum one page: 250 words) and post on your blog with accompanying photos by shooting a series of images that will help you to present your proposal.

a. Narrative description of the proposed project: What is the story that you want to tell through your photographs, the general theme/focus of your project. What is the potential format (size) and anticipated length:
check out blurb.com for choices
b. Relevance of your project to your own life. Why have you chosen to your particular subject for your project. How will you tell your story to make it compelling, memorable
c. How do you plan to find other artists and/or environmentalists who might help inspire your project, conceptually, aesthetically, technically.
d. How might research enhance your project
e. How will your project enhance your learning and growth.
f. What do you anticipate you will learn from creating this project.
g. VERY IMPORTANT: How will you disseminate your project: how will you promote your project once it is completed.
h. How does the project contribute to the public good.
i. What do you want your viewer/audience to remember a year after looking at / interacting with your project.
j. Alternative final formats:
Blurb online published book
Website / Blogsite
Exhibition or a series of prints
 and/or photos & text panels
Multimedia project with voice-over, sound, music
Large-scale projection in/outdoors

HOMEWORK:
WRITE: Proposal for Final Project
SHOOT: A series of photographs to accompany your Proposal



WEEK 7 March 7
NO CLASS SESSION: INSTEAD, IN COUGAR COURSE WATCH
2 of the 3 films
Rivers & Tides
Chasing Ice
Watermark

HOMEWORK
BRING DSLR cameras and lenses to school next Wednesday for outdoor photo shoot to capture the magic light.



WEEK 8 March 14
PRESENT:
1. Your Final Environmental Project Proposal: this is a graded presentation
2. Series of photographs that accompany your Project Proposal

Blurb Book examples and sizes

SCREEN:
Inside Tracks: Media Storm
Watch First: Inside Tracks: with Rick Smolan, photographer, and Robyn Davidson, writer and adventurer
POST: your response to Tracks: what did you learn that will be useful to your own photographic practice; to your own life?

Marcel Fuentes: former student CSUSM



WEEK 9 March 21: SPRING BREAK
Continue work on your Environmental Project Photo Shoot: Because you have two weeks, it should be a very comprehensive series.
POST: Most compelling photos from your two-week Photo Shoot for your Environmental Project. We will begin work in Blurb online book creator, Booksmart, on March 28, so you’ll need to photos and texts to begin.

 



WEEK 10 March 28:
CLASS:
Present your most compelling photos from your two-week Photo Shoot for your Environmental Project.

SCREEN How-to in Blurb, and use your own photos and text to practice using templates, etc:

Custom Collections in Lightroom

Download Booksmart from Blurb to desktop or your external harddrive

Magazine attributes

Blurb Bookwright Tutorials

DISCUSS environmental artist Chris Jordan
Intolerable Beauty

Running the Numbers

Midway: Trailer
Midway Message from the Gyre

On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean.

For me, kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. These birds reflect back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth. Like the albatross, we first-world humans find ourselves lacking the ability to discern anymore what is nourishing from what is toxic to our lives and our spirits. Choked to death on our waste, the mythical albatross calls upon us to recognize that our greatest challenge lies not out there, but in here.

In Katrina’s Wake: Unnatural Disasters

HOMEWORK
1. POST: Each week you will be posting work-in-progress on FINAL PROJECT
: please post your goals for the week, and how you met them. continue working  on Environmental Project


WEEK 11 April 4
VIEW: Progress on your Final Project

REVIEW: blurb book final project
Refueled magazine Issue 13

Gabriela Iancu

Online Magazine Site: Soffa for layout ideas

POST with a succinct summary of your project:
a. a one sentence description of  your project
b. a one sentence description of the final medium for the project: book, website, series of printed photos, etc.

SCREEN
Richard Laugharn: Following Desert Plantsdeveloping a long-term 30-year relationship with plants

Conservation photographer Krista Schlyer

Landscape photography is often thought of as either a celebration of beauty or a vehicle for environmental advocacy. While I have benefited from intersections with these paths, my natural tendency has taken me in a somewhat different direction. Since I was a boy, I have turned to nature the way an avid reader returns to a beloved text. I believe such connections to place shaped humanity. They certainly shaped me. How could I photograph that?

I knew where to photograph it: my landscape is the desert. Though the clarity of the air, the frankness of the land and the promise of solitude are among the qualities that brought me here, the ineffable sense of belonging to this place is what keeps me coming back. After traversing the desert for years with my camera, I came upon the idea of photographing individual desert plants over time. By visiting certain plants regularly, I hope to bear witness to my subject’s roots, and my own, in place and time.

In making this work, I have drawn inspiration from landscape tradition, botanical illustration and scientific investigation. I am currently photographing just over 100 individual plants, including saguaros, palo verde, mesquite and ironwood trees, as well as a variety of cacti and other desert perennials. Although the subject matter is consistently botanical, strategies for rendering these plants vary, suggestive of the many threads of experience one may follow over this hot ground.

Along with facilitating recurring travel, my residence in this desert affords a kind of kinship with these plants, rewarding the time spent peering through a lens or the effort involved in learning how they function as part of a larger whole. As with many long-term ventures, I have begun to tell this story without knowing the end. Some of the plants on my list have died, others will certainly outlive me. Some will suggest a narrative over time, others will remain reticent. For my part, I intend to continue along this path for as many years as I am able. This project takes me to remote areas of southwest Arizona, northwest Sonora and southeastern California, in answer to some sort of longing, yes, but also with the idea of strengthening an attachment to the desert country that I, and many others, have come to regard as home.

WRITING In-Class: about one of the two films that you feel is most relevant to your art/environmental practice. What will you remember a year from now that you think will continue to influence you.
Rivers & Tides
Chasing Ice
Watermark

HOMEWORK:
1. WATCH: Choose the film from the three that you did not watch earlier in the semester.

2. Continue work on your Environmental Project: Do another photography shoot which you will share with the class. Be prepared once again to discuss your progress on your final project



WEEK 12 April 11
VIEW
:
1. New photos for your Final Project posted on your blogs; discussion about your progress.

2. CREATE: For those of you not doing books:
How to Create an Photo Portfolio Website in 22slides
22slides

Examples:
22slides: SofA Photo Archive
22slides: Jeri Perez

22slides: Briana Flores website

22slides: Gavin Hedges portfolio

Format: Haruka Sakaguchi
Format: Haruka Sakaguchi: text/photo diary

3. If there is time . . .
FUNES submissions collection in Lightroom: load your 9 best images so far into a collection, and post on your blog: we will help you choose . . . your best 3.

SHARE
Sustainable Urban Agrihood
Growing Food as Revolutionary Act

SCREEN:
Blog Post re: Robert Adams: landscape photographer
“His refined black-and-white photographs document scenes of the American West of the past four decades, revealing the impact of human activity on the last vestiges of wilderness and open space. Although often devoid of human subjects, or sparsely populated, Adams’s photographs capture the physical traces of human life: a garbage-strewn roadside, a clear-cut forest, a half-built house.

An underlying tension in Adams’s body of work is the contradiction between landscapes visibly transformed or scarred by human presence and the inherent beauty of light and land rendered by the camera. Adams’s complex photographs expose the hollowness of the 19th Century American doctrine of Manifest Destiny, expressing somber indignation at the idea (still alive in the 21st Century) that the West represents an unlimited natural resource for human consumption. But his work also conveys hope that change can be effected, and it speaks with joy of what remains glorious in the West.”

Blog Post re: An-My Lê landscape photographer

“An-My Le was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1960. Lê fled Vietnam with her family as a teenager in 1975, the final year of the war, eventually settling in the United States as a political refugee. Her photographs and films examine the impact, consequences, and representation of war.

Whether in color or black-and-white, her pictures frame a tension between the natural landscape and its violent transformation into battlefields. Suspended between the formal traditions of documentary and staged photography, Lê’s work explores the disjunction between wars as historical events and the ubiquitous representation of war in contemporary entertainment, politics, and collective consciousness”

HOMEWORK
WORK on Final Project. Be prepared to show your work-in-progress.



WEEK 13 April 18 
VIEW: your UPDATES of Final Projects

CONTINUE work on Final Projects

HOMEWORK:
1. Continue work on your Final Project
2. FUNES Photo Competition:
Select 3 out of 10 most compelling images. (Post 10 on your blog in order of preference, with #1 first, #2 second, and #3 third)
Be prepared to upload your 3 strongest images during class on April 25.



WEEK 14 April 25
1. Show Work-In-Progress:
Deborah and Patrick will help with editing your photos and text, design questions, etc.

2. In-Class: Deborah reviews exporting files in Lightroom
DIRECTIONS:
READ THIS CAREFULLY
BY FRIDAY, April 27:
UPLOAD your 3 best images for the REQUIRED FUNES DIGITAL ARTS COMPETITION.
The FUNES competition counts  for 10% of your grade,
please do this correctly with your name, etc on each file, or this can lower your grade. I

Submit up to 3 files of your digital photographs or graphic designs. All submissions must be created in a digital medium. Digital photographs representing works in other media, such as drawings or paintings, will not be considered.

SIZE of longest side must not exceed 24 inches;
for example, 12×12; 16×24; 12×18; 24×24; 8×24

Submission format: 300 dpi high resolution jpeg.
Please include in your file name:
a title   your name    the size of your image
Examples:
Elfin_Forest_Adams_Ansel_16x24.jpg
or
Palomar_Leibovitz_Annie_12x18.jpg

UPLOAD DEADLINE
Upload your 300 dpi jpg files: click on the link below (or copy/past the link):

FUNES DIGITAL PHOTO COMPETITION UPLOAD LINK

Submissions will be accepted until April 27, 2018; 11:59 PDT.

AWARD CEREMONY
Our Juror will select 5 digital photos/artworks, each to be awarded $100.00.There will be 3 Honorable Mentions selected as well. The Award Ceremony will be held at 3:00 pm on May 7 in Arts 239. We will begin the ceremony by projecting images of all submissions before announcing the winners.

HOMEWORK:
1. POST: Work-in-progress on Final Environmental Project

WEEK 15 May 2
1. 
PREVIEW: in-progress-report on FINAL PROJECT which is due next week.

2. BLOG POST: Write a reflection about your Final Project. How will you disseminate your work.

3. LINK: If your Final Environmental Project has an online Link: then you will add the Link to the class blogsite under your name if you have not already done so; for example, book link on blurb, website, etc.

HOMEWORK:
FINAL PROJECT: COMPLETE for next week: no late projects
BLOG POST: Make sure all of your posts are up to date.
WRITE: a reflection about your Final Project.



WEEK 16 May 9
All Final Projects Due
PRESENT: Completed BLOGS! No late blog posts!
VIEW: FINAL PROJECTS (no late projects accepted, except in extraordinary medical circumstances)



NOTES

Richard Misrach: hugely important and compelling socio-political-cultural landscapes: Border Cantos, with Guillermo Galindo, musician/composer.

POST: a significant blog post about Misrach and Border Cantos: I’m mostly interested in hearing your reactions to the work, and not a summary of what you saw.
Films:
Chasing Ice: James Balog: amazon rental
Sebastiao SalgadoL Salt of the Earth
Chased by the Light: Jim Brandenburg
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film, PBS
Edward Burtynsky: Watermark and Manufactured Landscapes:  amazon rental
Sally Mann: What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann: amazon rental and prime
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens: amazon rental
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning: amazon rental
Pedro E. Guerrero: amazon rental

VIEW and WRITE a separate post for each film
1. Waste Land with Vic Muniz: Director Lucy Walker
Available on Amazon, linked above

2. Watermark with Edward Burtynsky   Pay special attention to the composition of each frame. Stop the film so you can study particularly compelling framing.
Available on Amazon, linked above

Videos
Post re: Robert Adams: landscape photographer
“His refined black-and-white photographs document scenes of the American West of the past four decades, revealing the impact of human activity on the last vestiges of wilderness and open space. Although often devoid of human subjects, or sparsely populated, Adams’s photographs capture the physical traces of human life: a garbage-strewn roadside, a clear-cut forest, a half-built house.

An underlying tension in Adams’s body of work is the contradiction between landscapes visibly transformed or scarred by human presence and the inherent beauty of light and land rendered by the camera. Adams’s complex photographs expose the hollowness of the 19th Century American doctrine of Manifest Destiny, expressing somber indignation at the idea (still alive in the 21st Century) that the West represents an unlimited natural resource for human consumption. But his work also conveys hope that change can be effected, and it speaks with joy of what remains glorious in the West.”

Post re: An-My Lê landscape photographer

“An-My Le was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1960. Lê fled Vietnam with her family as a teenager in 1975, the final year of the war, eventually settling in the United States as a political refugee. Her photographs and films examine the impact, consequences, and representation of war.

Whether in color or black-and-white, her pictures frame a tension between the natural landscape and its violent transformation into battlefields. Suspended between the formal traditions of documentary and staged photography, Lê’s work explores the disjunction between wars as historical events and the ubiquitous representation of war in contemporary entertainment, politics, and collective consciousness”

Ash Thorp: CSUSM graduate: Ender’s game, etc: guest may come to CSUSM
Study contemporary photographers who explore the global  “industrial sublime,” as well as photographers who explore are regional ecosystems in California and Baja
Wild, the movie

BJornson: experimental nature
David Maisel: aerial/industrial sublime

This field trip is REQUIRED for everyone. LEAVE EXTRA TIME for driving, as there is construction on Pechanga Parkway.

We will meet at the Pechanga Service Station, which is just beyond the Pechanga Casino.
45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592
(please google for directions)

Everyone needs to be there by 3:40 PM at the latest. We will be getting on a Pechanga bus then. There is a good Mexican take-out restaurant at the gas station if you get there early. Inexpensive too. You can park in the parking lot behind the gas station, or any of the Casino parking lots, but park close to the gas station.

They will then have a small bus for us to visit the Great Oak and the Cove, where there’s a pond and traditional village structures: a giant acorn granary, cedar bark house, ramada, sweat. It’s really beautiful, set against the mountains.

Bring your charged DSLR cameras, tripods, etc. This will be a great photo shoot day.

Please remember we are guests of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. They are a sovereign nation. There is no public access unless you are invited onto the reservation. This is a great honor and privilege for us, as well as a great photo opportunity!

Please bring warm clothes. We’ll probably be outside until around 6:30 pm.

Final Book/Magazine Project ideas
The Book of Hours were medieval illuminated manuscripts. The Book of Magic Hours are illuminated photography books: when light is palpable, and backlighting renders everything luminous, magical.
Blurb:
Refueled magazine Issue 14
Refueled magazine Issue 13
What Liberty Ate magazine
Gabriela Iancu
Online Magazine Site for layout ideas

Andrew Pandes: final project 201

Maxim Dondyuk

Gideon Mendel

SEE:  Kodie Gerritsen is an exemplary Blogger from last year’s class: 

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