Finding Your Vision in Black & White: What the Masters Can Teach Us with Leo Lubow

Finding Your Vision in Black & White: What the Masters Can Teach Us with Leo Lubow

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Course Title: Finding Your Vision in Black & White: What the Masters Can Teach Us

Instructor: Leo Lubow

Brought to you by Odyssey  

October 28, 2023 - December 09, 2023 (6  Sessions)  

Saturday, 10 AM ET 

In Person at Homewood Campus


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Black and white photography is a fine art medium that actually affords greater creative opportunities than those available in color. In this projector-driven course, we will review and discuss the work of such B&W masters as Ansel Adams, Michael Kenna, Ralph Gibson, Ray K. Metzker, W. Eugene Smith, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Arnold Newman, Alan Schaller, Richard Avedon, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Aaron Siskind, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus as we wrestle with the question: what makes a great B&W photograph? Focusing on tone, texture, form, point of view, visual metaphor, narrative and the like, we’ll identify the elements that comprise a fine-art B&W image, all toward one end: to help you refine both your eye and craft as you shape your own special vision. (Our emphasis on composition also will help those interested in refining their color photography.) In the latter part of the course students will be encouraged but not required to show their own work. Please take note: portions of this course overlap with the professor’s classic street photography course, albeit often (though not always) with a different emphasis. skill level: all levels, from beginner to advanced.


Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  

Johns Hopkins alumni, staff, faculty and their spouse or domestic partners are eligible for tuition remission for Odyssey lifelong learning courses. Select the correct ticket pricing during registration. If we cannot confirm your eligibility, you will be requested to pay the full registration price for the course.  Eligibility details can be found here

Withdrawals & Refunds: 

If a course is canceled or closed, the registrant is notified immediately, and a full refund is processed automatically unless another course is requested. Registrants who wish to withdraw from an active course must complete the online Odyssey Refund Request Form. Attach any documentation to support your request (e.g., medical documentation, family crisis documentation, etc.). 

100% refund- Prior to the start of the course. 

50% refund- During the first week of the course. 

No refunds will be given after the first week of each course unless in exceptional cases. 

Please note, refunds apply only to the tuition portion of an Odyssey participant’s charges and are not applicable to any fees or gifts made to the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. Registrants will be notified by email if a refund is approved within (5) business days. 

 Event Date
Saturday, October 28, 2023
10:00am EDT

Saturday, December 9, 2023
12:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)