Explore the enduring impact of Ansel Adams's photography through interviews with contemporary North Carolina photographers, such as Elizabeth Matheson and Burk Uzzle. This self-paced course is facilitated by Meredith College professor Shannon Johnstone. It is designed to supplement the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition but can be taken independently. Once enrolled, students have access to course content throughout the run of the exhibition. Teachers taking this course can earn certification renewal credits.
What does the course include?
It includes written content, video interviews with North Carolina photographers, discussion forums, updates on programs happening at the NCMA, additional resources, activities, and “quizzes”—although nothing is graded. The course also has weekly notifications about upcoming exhibitions and programs related to photography happening at the NCMA.
The course is divided into four modules and is self-paced so you can take as much or little time as you’d like.
If it started in January, will I be too far behind if I sign up now?
No. The course is open throughout the exhibition and even two weeks after it closes. Once you enroll, you go through the course at your own pace and have access to the content until the course closes. Shannon Johnstone, the instructor in the course, will be in the course the entire time to answer questions and respond to posts.
Does enrollment in the course get me an exhibition ticket as well?
No. Those are two separate purchases.
Does the course teach about photography in general, or just about the photography of Ansel Adams?
Both. The course covers some of the technical processes Adams used, but it focuses on how Adams influenced the medium technically and artistically through the lens of North Carolina photographers.
When I enroll in the course, will I be emailed the hyperlink to get to the online course?
Yes. Once you sign up, you'll get a confirmation email with instructions.