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The MIT Gives You A Free Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course (Online)

A Free Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course

This is off brand, still I think many of you might be interested.

The MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) put this class online, the class was originally thought in 2009. The course we are talking about is Prof. B. D. Colen’s Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion, published through MIT’s Open Courseware project. The description:

This course is an introduction to the great tradition of documentary photography. Students learn to see the world around them in a new way and produce a documentary project. The course requires reading and writing about photography, as well as doing it on a regular basis. The class emphasis is on thinking about why people photograph, what photographs do and do not mean to us, and on doing documentary work, on telling stories with photographs. This is not a technical class, and it should not be considered an “introduction to photography.” I work on the assumption that any student signing up for the class has at least a minimal sense of the difference between f stops and T stops, and can find his or her way around a camera. While there will be some technical discussion in class, it will be limited.

The course material is pretty rich, with syllabus, readings, assignments, image gallery and more course material that can be downloaded. It’s free, it’s good, it’s there for you – all you need is a bit of motivation :-)

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