Assistant Professor of Photography
Mandle photographs the intersection of people, their environments and beliefs - focusing on the spaces where lives and ideologies coalesce. She is the recipient of a 2010 Artist Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts and she received an Individual Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. Photographs from her series 'Reconciliation' were featured at the 25th Hyères Photography Festival in France and her work has been widely exhibited.
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. Prerequisite: 100 level course in Introduction to Media Arts, any art, photo or film history/theory course, or another art class (drawing, painting, sculpture, film) Required lab: 2 hours outside of class time per week. LAB W/TH ?
This is a hybrid studio-seminar course for students in the studio arts and photography. The course will critically engage with many prevalent themes shared among contemporary visual arts of all disciplines. Weekly student presentations and adaptive critiques will take place alongside reading discussions, screenings, and artist presentations and at least one field trip. Students will develop their art-making/photography-making practice in dialogue with expanded contemporary art practices. Prerequisite: This course is for intermediate students in all disciplines who are interested in incorporating a thematic approach to their art making.