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Jennifer Poggi

Assistant Professor
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

585-475-2746
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Jennifer Poggi

Assistant Professor
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Education

BS, Syracuse University; MA, Ohio University

585-475-2746

Currently Teaching

PHPJ-302
3 Credits
This course will explore the use of the photographic image in narrative, documentary and editorial form. There will be an emphasis on publication, public need and independent projects. Lectures, critiques, demonstrations and assignments will provide participants the opportunity to explore the still, audio, video, and multimedia aspects of story telling. Students will be expected to meet project deadlines and participate in both class discussions and critiques.
PHPJ-366
3 Credits
This course provides students the unique opportunity to participate in a one-week intensive workshop that travels to New York City, the center of the photojournalism business in the US. The purpose of the trip is to provide a broad view of documentary and editorial photography in the industry and give students an idea of the wide variety of potential job markets that exist for documentary/editorial work. Students will meet with a variety of photographers, art directors, designers, photo editors, photographer agents, including RIT alumni, while visiting print and online publications (magazines and newspapers), photo agencies, photography studios, galleries, and museums. **Note: A special course fee will be assessed **
PHGR-660
3 Credits
This course will offer students an immersive educational experience while traveling and photographing in Cuba. Through photographic assignments, related field trips, and lectures, this course will introduce students to a new culture and environment, and critically engage with the concept of travel photography. Students will be exposed to challenges found in available light situations where they will photograph environments, architecture, and the people of Cuba. A final portfolio and exhibition will illustrate effective visual documentation of Cuban culture. Permission to enroll is required. Travel fees will be required.
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-560
3 Credits
This course will offer students the unique opportunity to participate in an immersive educational experience while traveling and photographing in Cuba. Through the use of photography, related field trips and lectures, this course will introduce students to a new culture and environment. Students will be exposed to challenges found in available light situations where they will photograph environments, architecture, and the people of Cuba. A final portfolio will illustrate effective visual documentation of Cuban culture.
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-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
PHPJ-352
1 Credits
This course will focus on implementing areas of special interest including new, advanced, and emerging visual communication course content. Potential topics may include areas in visual communications, video, visual storytelling, and documentary storytelling. Students may take more than one Mini-Workshop with different topics.
PHPJ-401
3 Credits
This course is an independent study project that demands the student execute the accepted Senior Project Proposal. Students will have the support and guidance of a faculty member. The process will result in the production of a visual media presentation, a book/hardcopy portfolio or a collaborative editing portfolio and a written statement and conclusion. Course will include weekly group presentations on various topics to include time management, research, planning, photographic and photojournalistic subjects.

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