Pictures and Stories

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Pictures and Stories: Our Place

Students will read about the Appalachian region, use the resources of the Special Collection in the library, and have several visiting collaborators who will address the documentary process. Several of the noted photographers who have worked in Appalachia will be studied. Considering the photography of the people indigenous to our region, their culture and lifestyle, and those who have documented these things is an approach that will permit students to develop insight and a stronger relationship with the community in which they live. The concept of the picture as story will be developed. Students will be expected to use both images and writing to demonstrate their understanding of the material covered.

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131: MW 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Fall 2021
The Arts
Civic Engagement

David Crosby

David Crosby

David Crosby is a native of Western New York which he fled after shoveling snow for 18 winters. A graduate of Duke University (BS in psychology) and Savannah College of Art and Design (MA in photography), he is a lecturer in the Art Department's Commercial Photography program. In addition to First Year Seminar, he teaches advanced studio classes (fashion & beauty), history of photography, and each May leads 16 undergraduates on a 3 week summer course in Italy. David has run a commercial photography studio in Hickory since 1984, shooting annual reports, corporate-industrial and advertising photography for regional and national companies. He has a son who is a senior in college and a daughter who is a writer in New York. He loves art, literature, music and Beauty, most of all. Oh, and all things Italian!