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.
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.
Still Photography Workshop I: Black and White Analog-Medium/Large Format: 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.