Travel Storytelling through Photography in England

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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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Travel Storytelling through Photography in England

Program Dates:
June 3, 2023 —June 24, 2023

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
ART 496 / ART 496G / ART 130

Photography , Art and Design

Course Description:
Designed for those interested in exploring new places, this fun, hands-on class promotes storytelling through photography. Experience the vibrant culture and rich history of London while learning how composition, light, color, exposure, and focus help communicate your personal experience to others. In addition to photographing the Eye, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben, you’ll visit areas off the beaten path and even travel to the birthplace of photography in rural Wiltshire. No matter your major or your photography skill level, this course will sharpen your visual communication skills. We'll visit photo galleries and museums and peek into the medium's fascinating history.


Physical Activity Requirements:
Contact Faculty

Course Highlights:
“I'm particularly interested in the origins of photography in 19th century England, and the hands-on projects in the class are contextualized within the history of Victorian through contemporary British culture and photographic practices in the UK.” - Laura Hartford