#picbod (Picturing the body) is a BA (Hons) Photography second year undergraduate class run by Jonathan Worth at Coventry University in the UK with the support of Matt Johnston and under the guidance of Jonathan Shaw. The course’s core tenet is the development of a sustainable practice for the students, key to which is the investigation of contemporary photographic practices and their implications for the medium as a whole.
This class sits midway through the second year of the course and in a practical sense it is the first time our students experience the broader photographic community being invited into their classroom.
The ten weeks are structured so as to address complex aesthetic, creative and technical issues along with the visual messages, associated with the photographic encounter with the body.
We do this through simple practical and thematic tasks, the cumulative resolution of which, become their final lens based submissions.
An essential part of this will be non-paying attendees (you) joining in with us, submitting your work, asking questions and contributing answers.
For our attending degree students the class plays a crucial role in both their thematic and practical development. It’s purpose then is to inspire, challenge and maybe even provoke them into producing a number of considered and cogent (outward facing) photographic responses.
Thank you to Gaviota for the Spanish translation
Thank you to Joanna Ornowska for the Polish Translation.
Thank you to Cosimino Lisbona for the Italian translation.
Thank you to Ioana Bultoc for the Romanian translation.