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Eduardo L Rivera

Visiting Assistant Professor

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Eduardo L Rivera

Visiting Assistant Professor

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Bio

Eduardo L Rivera is an artist whose work focuses on the complexities of family, place, and communal history. His photographs were featured in Aperture, The New York Times Magazine, Der Greif, Capricious Publishing, The Magenta Foundation, and exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. He was a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and most recently, an artist-in-residence at MASS MoCA. Eduardo received a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University, a Certificate in Teaching from Harvard University, and an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art. 

Currently Teaching

FDTN-141
3 Credits
4D Design introduces students to the basic concepts of art and design in time and space. The course explores elements of moving images such as continuity, still and moving image editing, transitions and syntax, sound and image relations, and principles of movement. Computers, video, photo, sound and lighting equipment are used to create short-form time-based work relevant to students in all majors and programs required to take this course. The course addresses the both historical conventions of time in art and recent technological advances, which are redefining the fields of Fine Art and Design. In focusing on the relations between students' spacing and timing skills, 4D Design extends and supplements the other Foundation courses, and prepares students for further work with time-based media.
PHAR-101
4 Credits
This course will provide an immersive introduction to the field of the photographic arts. It will emphasize both craft and visual problem solving. The course will explore: seeing and appreciating the quality of light, image capture, photographic vision, historical and contemporary genres of photography, best practices and workflow as well as an introduction to the critique forum and its practices.
PHAR-102
4 Credits
This course will reinforce and build upon the skills learned in the first semester of Photographic Arts I. It will emphasize aesthetics, craft, visual problem solving and critical thinking skills - the foundations of the Photographic Arts curriculum. In this semester, the studio will be introduced as a space that can be used to create and control light. This course's curriculum will continue to emphasize both craft and visual problem solving required in high-level photographic imaging.
PHAR-160
3 Credits
An introduction to digital photography – technical, aesthetic, conceptual – for non-photography majors. Through weekly assignments, students will become familiar with the operation of a DSLR camera body/lens, while exploring the basic principles of lighting, depth of field, design, blur/stop motion, accurate exposure, and image manipulation. Lectures will address photographic aesthetics, contemporary and historical practices, and professional applications. Students will learn to critique work through participation in discussions of photographic assignments. Students are required to have their own DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. Non-photo majors only. **A materials fee is required for this course and an additional facilities fee for non-SPAS students**
PHAR-161
3 Credits
This is the first required course for students enrolled in the photography minor. This course will reinforce and build upon the skills learned in Introduction to Digital Photography. It will emphasize aesthetics, craft, visual problem solving, skill development, and critical thinking skills. In this course, students will work in the studio and be introduced to the skills needed to use, create, and control artificial lighting as well as develop skills for modifying found light on location. Students will also make photographic prints. The curriculum will emphasize both craft and visual problem-solving skills necessary to achieve industry standards and prepare students for other courses available in the minor. Fee required for non-majors.
PHAR-201
3 Credits
This course will offer students an introduction to the discipline of fine art photography. Conceptually driven projects will be investigated through a variety of photographic techniques; reading, writing and discussion about the intent and meaning of photographic imagery will be emphasized. Aspects of still photography and moving imagery as artistic choices and practices will be presented. The goal of the course is to establish theoretical, aesthetic and technical strategies for the production of photographic artwork. If you are pursing the Fine Art Photography option this course is required.
PHFA-301
3 Credits
This course is the first in a sequence of two principle critique and production classes for students in the fine art photography option of the BFA program. Students will undertake conceptually-driven assignments to investigate their ideas through a critical engagement with peers within the context of contemporary photographic practices.
PHGR-611
3 Credits
This course will study current issues relevant to imaging-based fine art photography and related media; how they relate to broader historical/cultural issues, and how they might suggest future directions. Emphasis is placed on the integration of critical theoretical discourse and studio practice. This course is a touchstone to current and future fine art practices through its engagement with a variety of subjects. This course may be repeated with different topics. Topic is determined by the instructor.

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