This course is an introduction to black and white photography; from a working knowledge of the camera, through film processing, and to printing in a darkroom using traditional light-sensitive materials. Students are introduced to the history of photography—its approaches and trends—resulting in a basic knowledge of photography and its relationship to contemporary art. They explore the relationship between this acquired knowledge in photography and the individual, and then begin to apply this knowledge to a realized personal vision through critical thinking and seeing. At the conclusion of this course, students have a broad understanding of black and white photography, and have created a thoughtful portfolio of photographs. Students need a manual 35mm camera and should expect to spend $100 – $150 in materials for this class. (Formerly FA 1410) Prerequisites: none.