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Class Description

In this course, students explored the possibilities of the photographic representation of the human face. Through slide presentations and discussions of historical and contemporary photographic portraiture, many different approaches to the subject were considered.
The portrait as fact might include physical description or objective record. Dramatized, stylized portraits involve arranged lighting, costumes, and props. Other exercises included distorted portraits or portraits of someone the photographer is curious about, but hesitant to approach. In addition to darkroom work and slide presentations, students had time to shoot in the classroom with studio lighting.


The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.