Friday, April 30, 2010

New Photography course at The University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies

Art and Society in the History of Fashion Photography

Rooted in the notion that photography deals with powerful imagery, fashion photographs provide visual clarity and metaphor for a discussion of art and society.

Join us if you love photography, art, history and fashion. Made to establish canons of taste while attracting buyers, fashion photographs of model, garment, pose and d├ęcor are as much indications of changing styles in the arts as of attire.

Great fashion photographers are interdisciplinary artists who introduce ways of seeing fashion through the major movements in art and society. We will explore fashion photography including the dominant aesthetic styles and movements in art including Art Deco, Surrealism and Modern and Post Modernism. Experience dazzling visual presentations of the major fashion trends of the twentieth century through the eyes of great fashion photographers such as: Edward Steichen, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn.

The real beginning of fashion photography as a genre began in the 1920s when Conde Nasts publication Vogue devoted its entire magazine to presenting elegant attire for the elite in three separate editions in London, New York and Paris.

You will discover that fashion is not ephemeral or having misplaced values but in a larger sense it is important as a record not only of fashion description and photographic style but also of artistic influence, commercial impact and cultural customs. Fashion photographs are also significant as an index of transformations in social, cultural and sexual mores and thus indicative of attitudes by and toward women in society.

Enjoy the instructor’s enthusiasm for the subject and her engaging teaching style making all aspects of these presentations interesting.

The course starts on September 15, 2010 and continues for 8 weeks until November 3, 2010 on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Registration is at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies starting on June 1, 2010.

Professor Susanne Jeffery Dip Photo., B.A., B. Ed., MFA

Susanne Jeffery has balanced lecturing at universities, colleges, galleries, and museums with extensive practical work as a commercial and artistic photographer in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland and France for more than three decades.

Susanne has lived her life engaged with visual communication lecturing at the International Center of Photography in New York City, Bennington College in Vermont, University of Westminster in London, England, Stevenson College in Edinburgh and Sheridan College and Ryerson University in Toronto.

Key Porter Books published Picture Perfect, her best selling book on photography. The book sold a record 30,000 copies in Canada.

Susanne studied art, photography and French at the University of Toronto, Goddard College and the Sorbonne in Paris. Her personal focus is fashion photography in the context of art, history, fashion and society.

Her popular courses are enormously effective and focused. Susanne enjoys excellent rapport with her students and encourages meaningful questions and discussion. Knowledge of most fields in photography coupled with great enthusiasm for the subject inspires confidence in her abilities.

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