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 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 dovetail the more technical aspects of this class. Although there will be a good deal of technical application covered in this course, the overall objective is to explore these print processes that will offer creative options for students wishing to further expand their personal vision. Participation is a critical component of this course and it will, along with an end of the semester portfolio, figure prominently in course evaluations. Technical workshops will meet once a week for two hours. Instructor permission required.
In this course we will examine historical and contemporary photographers working in the tradition of tableau narratives and other setup photographic practices. We will explore studio and on location artificial lighting, and work with large format analog cameras as well as digital cameras and workflows. Students will be expected to produce a cohesive portfolio of photographic work generated over the semester and research and write an essay on a photographer working in this genre. Students wishing to be in the course will have taken a college-level, analog or digital Photography I course. Along with class time, students will be required to attend one of the two 1-1/2 hour weekly lab sessions.