The Art of Photography is classified in the domain of Visual Arts, ie. those arts that depend entirely on vision.

The photographer, therefor, has to possess deep knowledge of the functions of his basic tool: his Vision. The present short time span seminar aims at offering the interested students, not only knowledge for the structure and functions of the biological system of Vision (eye, optic nerve, brain vision center) but, much more, interpretations and tests – based on valid psychological theories – of the visual phenomena we experience daily (Visual Perception).

In this manner, modern photographer will be able, in full consciousness, to act critically vis-à-vis his artistic choices in photography.

Seminar Themes:

  • Structure, functions and problems of the Visual System.
  • Visual Perception Theories (bottom-up, top- down, cultural differences,Gestalt).
  • Perception of space, colours, shapes, forms, movement etc.
  • “Personal” view (subjective) of an “objective” world: conflicting testimonies of the same event, illusions, “prejudiced” visions etc.
  • Conscious evaluation/criticism of personal choices in photography.

Seminar Details:

Dates and Time: We accept applications for the next seminar. The new opening and closing dates will be announced soon. (18:00 – 21:00)
Duration: 6 hours
Price: 50 €
Instructor: Evangelos Souzos

 

Photography: Otto Steinert, Boulevard St Michel, Paris, 1952