Senior Faculty Associate in Film and Photography
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.
This workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of B&W photography, stop-motion animation, and 16mm analog filmmaking. Students will be expected to learn the basics of these media formats and present work for class critique. Contemporary and historical photographic and film works will be shown and discussed as will assigned critical readings. Students taking this course will be expected to produce two to three extended final projects over the duration of the semester, working individually and in collaboration with others in the class. 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.
This course will explore the photographic techniques of cyanotype, platinum/palladium and carbon printing processes. Students will be introduced to historic and contemporary photographers using these and other alternative print processes. Workshops, readings, and critique will be integrating into the technical aspects of this class. While there will be an emphasis on technical application in this course, the overall objective is to explore alternative processes that will offer students handmade, creative options in their photographic practice. Engaged participation is a critical component of this course and it will, along with an end-of-semester portfolio, figure prominently in course evaluations.
The focus of this course is the development of a semester-long photographic project. Students will acquire the technical and critical skills needed to create and sustain an in-depth body of work. They will plan, research and edit a project with the aim of effectively conveying complex narratives, ideas and questions through images. The class will also focus on refining critique skills, writing about art, and researching funding for projects. Artist visits and presentations will further acquaint students with contemporary photographic practices and the potential of long-form photographic work.
This course emphasizes three objectives: first, the acquisition of basic photographic skills, including composition, exposure, processing, and printing in the black and white darkroom; second, familiarity with historical and contemporary movements in photography and the development of visual literacy; third, the deepening and expanding of a personal way of seeing. This course will be taught using medium and large format cameras. Cameras will be available through media services. Students will have weekly photographing and printing assignments and, in addition, will complete a portfolio by the end of the semester.