We consider the photographic image as both language and craft. The language of the photography addresses how signifiers, symbols and metaphors are used to create meaning within the photographic frame. Through classes that address digital and analog skills, students learn how to use digital and film cameras, edit their images, and make digital and darkroom prints.

The goal of our program is to draw attention to the construction of the photographic image and how it produces meaning in order to teach students the necessary skills to produce their own meaningful images and participate responsibly in visual culture.

Many thanks to Kyohe Abe and the DCCP for providing this opportunity to showcase our students’ work. We are proud of our students’ accomplishments and excited to witness our next generation of image makers transition into the world.