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.
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.
This course will offer intermediate and advanced photography students an opportunity to expand their photographic skills by working with large format cameras and making prints using alternative materials such as: gum-printing, platinum/palladium, cyanotype, kallitype, and carbon printing. These contact printing processes require negatives the same size as the desired print and students will learn to use large format cameras and produce digital negatives. This course is designed for experienced photo students with well-honed darkroom and basic Macintosh skills. Students interested in this course will have had Photo I and be moderately familiar with Photoshop. Although there will be a great deal of technical application covered in this course, the objective here is to learn processes that will not only expand creative options but further develop your personal vision. A $50 lab fee entitles student access to darkroom facilities, lab supplies, and chemicals. Technical workshops will meet once a week for two hours. Instructor permission required.