PHOTOgraphy at UNR

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Program Overview

The evolving medium of photography continues to embrace the technological advances and push the boundaries of vision and idea. In concert with the evolution of the photographic medium, the University of Nevada Reno's Department of Photography has pursued an evolving curriculum that embraces the Digital Era of photography. True to the medium's humble beginnings an emphasis remains: composing an image through the black box and capturing light to create an image.

You are painting words with light, expressing an emotion and revealing desires with images. You become more than a practitioner, you are a storyteller. Photography becomes more than a testament to your memory. It represents your collective experience, of which everyone shares. You now yield the power to shape and change whatever you so choose.

Developing visual literacy is the emphasis of the photography program within the Art Department. While a variety of intellectual pursuits are encouraged, many students recognize the importance of bearing witness to the circumstance of environmental action. From introductory through advanced curriculum, the educational philosophy of this program focuses on documentary interaction.