Photography in London: England Through the Camera's Lens

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Laura Hartford is an Associate Professor of Art at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. She teaches photography and digital art and serves as an Associate Dean of the university's College of Arts and Sciences. She has a background in fine art and commercial media production, including credits as an Associate Producer of video programs for Donna Lawrence Productions, where she managed short form documentary projects for museums and visitor centers. She holds an M.F.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington and is the recipient of grants for art and teaching from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Society for Photographic Education, and the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Her work is included in both private and institutional collections at the University of Louisville Photographic Archives, the Kinsey Institute, the Preus Museum of Photography in Horten Norway, and the William Henry Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock, England, where she served as an artist in residence.

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Photography in London: England Through the Camera's Lens

Program Dates:
July 14, 2024 - August 4, 2024

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
ART 496 / ART 496G

Photography , Art and Design , Communication

Course Description:

Designed for anyone interested in exploring new places, this fun hands-on course meets photo students, beginners to advanced, at their individual level. By strengthening technical and design skills, the class helps each student create a unique personal portfolio including iconic sites and hidden gems. We’ll visit London’s photo galleries and museums, photograph Big Ben and the Thames from London’s Eye, explore scenic vistas at Kew Gardens, and peek into photography’s fascinating history at its birthplace in rural Wiltshire. Experience the vibrant culture and rich history of London while learning how composition, light, color, exposure, and focus help capture your experience.

Honors credit available.


Physical Activity Requirements:
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Course Highlights:
“I've taught this and similar courses as part of the CCSA London Summer program six times and continue to evolve content to suit the location and opportunities there. In addition to drawing students who enjoy photography both as an area of study and simply as a hobby, the class provides ample opportunity to explore the city of London with a camera.” - Laura Hartford