Parsons Paris ~ School Of Art + Design

Since the birth of photography in Paris in 1839, the French capital has played a pivotal role in nurturing this modern art form. In addition to the classic works of Atget, Brassai, Doisneau, and Cartier-Bresson, the works of Robert Capa, and William Klein come to mind in the context of photography and Paris. The works of these photographers are studied in reference to Paris. In addition, the documentary styles of Robert Franck, Walker Evans, Gary Winogrand and a contemporary generation including Sophie Calle, Gregory Crewdson, Joel Sternfeld, and Andreas Gursky are also explored.

Within this broad aesthetic context, students develop their personal vision using traditional, alternative and contemporary photographic techniques including 35mm, 6×6, 4×5, pinhole and digital. Studio work is evaluated through individual and group critiques. The collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale, the Musée Carnavalet, the Centre National de la Photographie, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Musée d’Orsay and the Centre Pompidou, as well as those of local working photographers, serve to illustrate the rich span of photographic history.


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