Kane Stewart

Senior Faculty Associate in Film and Photography
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Kane Stewart
Film and Photo Building 101
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Kane Stewart, senior faculty associate in film and photography, received his B.A. from Hampshire College and his M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He is currently facilities director of the film and photography program at Hampshire College.

Kane has taught film and photography at Hampshire College, Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. His photographs are exhibited nationally and have received awards in juried exhibitions. His most recent photography reflects his interest in the inhabited landscape through a lyrical treatment of recreational life along a twenty-mile stretch of the Connecticut River.

Recent and Upcoming Courses

  • This course will explore handmade photographic techniques such as cyanotype, platinum/palladium, gum printing, and carbon printing. We will examine photographic imagery made using these techniques by historic and contemporary figures in photography. Workshops, readings, and critique will be integrating into the technical aspects of this course. While there will be a healthy emphasis placed on technical application, the overall objective here is for students to actively explore alternative processes so as to incorporate these options into photographic practice. Engaged participation is a critical component of this course and it will, along with an end of the semester portfolio, figure prominently in course evaluations. Students with previous college-level photography experience will be better prepared to excel in this class Keywords:Photography, alternative photographic processes

  • Photography Workshop I: Using 35mm Film and printing in the Darkroom. This offering of Photography Workshop I will introduce students to current practices in film based B&W photography. We will cover all the basics of camera skills, framing and composition, working with ambient and artificial lighting, editing, printing, and sequencing photographic series. Students will choose to work with 35mm or medium format analog cameras to complete their assignments and projects. Some digital hybrid practices will also be introduced. Labs will cover mostly analog workflows limited to monochrome applications. In tandem with these technical approaches, we will examine historic and contemporary photographic practices and photographers. Through readings, discussions, and critiques, students will learn how to critically read and interpret photographs while developing meaningful photographic work. We will explore themes and image-making approaches reflective of the interests of course participants. KEYWORDS:Photography, 35mm Film, Darkroom

  • Photography II: Exploring Color: This course is a thorough introduction to color photography using analog and or digital cameras for capture. Weekly project-based assignments and critiques will address students' aesthetic and technical progress; readings and discussions will introduce students to historical and contemporary art practices, with an emphasis on current photographic theory. Lab sessions will cover a range of techniques including the nuances of color, color film, digital capture, color management, Photoshop editing, and archival inkjet printing. This additional technical lab session will meet once a week for one and one-half hours. There are two options for this with students electing one or the other lab session to attend. Keywords:Photography

  • This course will focus on the elements of storytelling and photography. We will consider three modes of photographic practice: the personal narrative, photo journalism, and documentary photography. In the project-centered course, class members will choose between completing an extended semester-long project or two smaller, half-semester projects. Over the course of the spring semester, we will also explore critical issues in contemporary as well as historical photographic practice. Readings and discussions will revolve around aesthetic and practical concerns raised by individual practice. In the critique process, students will be asked to assess each other's ongoing projects within a larger context of known works and approaches: who gets to tell what stories for which audience? Students interested in taking this course should have prior photography experience and be confident with their skills; there will be little to no technical training introduced. Instead, we will concentrate on the research, approach, editing, and sequence. Keywords:Photography

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  • This offering of Photography Workshop I will introduce students to current practices in monochrome photography. We will cover all the basics of camera skills, framing and composition, working with ambient and artificial lighting, editing, printing, and sequencing photographic series. Students will choose to work with 35mm analog cameras or their digital counterparts to complete their assignments and projects. Labs will cover analog and digital workflows limited to monochrome applications. In tandem with these technical approaches, we will examine historic and contemporary photographic practices and photographers. Through readings, discussions, and critiques, students will learn how to critically read and interpret photographs while developing meaningful photographic work. We will also explore themes revolving around concepts of time and motion.