Department of Art
The Photography program establishes a firm foundation in the aesthetic, technical, and theoretical aspects of photography. As a student in this concentration, you will study film and darkroom techniques, digital and related image-making, and explorations of the many hybrid processes of this constantly evolving lens-based field.
The curriculum encourages you to investigate contemporary trends while being informed by the inextricable historic links of the medium to modernity and the industrialized state: the photograph as evidence, document, memorial, snapshot, and advertisement, along with the societal notion of photographic truth. Students develop work through critical inquiry and push the boundaries of photography by crossing disciplines. Initial classes focus on exercises that build foundational skills, while advanced students engage in proposal-based creative projects that establish concept development, methodology, and formal decisions around output. To further your practical experience in the field, you will be encouraged to participate in the Internship Program, which matches students’ skills and theoretical training to employers within the community. Work in this concentration will enable you to institute independent research methods and autonomous investigation as lasting tools to serve you beyond graduation.
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The Photography facilities are located within the main Arts Building in a 6500 square foot suite. Many of the spaces have been recently remodeled to support several large traditional wet process labs, individual color darkrooms, alternative process labs and a digital photography lab. All traditional labs are well ventilated and are equipped with medium and large format Saunders enlargers. A 'Hope' 32" color processor serves traditional color printing. The digital facility utilizes Mac Intel computers and Epson wide format printers and scanners. The facility provides a safe, comfortable, clean working environment.
Spring 2020 Office Hours: TBA
Office hours are scheduled by appointment. Please contact the Department of Art office at 303-615-0300 to make an appointment with a faculty or general arts advisor.
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Natascha Seideneck was born in Germany in 1967, grew up in England and now lives in Denver, Colorado. She has a graduate degree from School for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with an emphasis in photography and digital media and has been a visual artist for over 25 years. Natascha has exhibited in Colorado, Massachusetts, California, New Mexico and New York. In addition to her photographic practice, she also engages in site-specific work that includes commissions for Denver International Airport, Colorado State University’s Behavioral Science Building and the Marriott Hotel. Currently she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
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