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 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.
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.