Documentary Photography 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307EDF1 ZK 2 26 hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 31 to 41 hours of self-study English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Developed creative skills in the use of photographic expression media in the area of reporting and documentary. Emphasis will be placed, particularly on practical skills in this area, that is, adopting fundamental techniques for documenting an exhibition and events, theatre photography and photos.

Mode of study

The student works either in analog or digital, color or B/W on the collection upon consultation with the instructor and according to the character of the topic and one's own intentions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

This course is comprised of several documentary disciplines in whose synthesis the student acquires a practical basis for the development of their personal professional practice. This covers a sequence of exercises and consultations on whose conclusions are the results of several completed tasks.

Winter Semester:

  1. Documentation of an exhibition
  2. Documentation of an event/performance
  3. Fundamentals of a report
  4. The primary content is focused on the documentation of one's own installation and exhibition. However, the student should generally manage large and small gallery documentation. We focus on small private galleries such as „Nevan Contempo“ and larger institutions (The Rudolphinum).

Instruction is comprised of practical exercises in the field and subsequent consultations and correction of assignments.

  1. Documentation of an exhibition is far and away from the documentation of a preview, lecture, performance or other event in the fine arts. Students are to adopt a large scale of applications in the study.
  2. Basics of photographic report. Student is to photographically document a particular event at a Photo-journalistic objective level.

Summer Semester:

  1. Theatre photography
  2. Film photos.
  3. Critical report / subjective documentary.

Recommended or required reading

Česká divadelní fotografie

Bystander-the history of street photography

Film-Stills. Photography between Advertising, Art and the Cinema

Časopis Fotograf

Soumrak fotožurnalismu?

Fotografické publikace z nakladatelství Torst- editace Fototorst a další mimo edici a nakladatelství Kant

Storytelling for Photojournalists: Reportage and Documentary Photography Techniques

Assessment methods and criteria

Graded are Communicability, imagination, and original approach to the given assigned topic on 6 - 10 photo in a minimum of 18x24 cm format.


Guarantor of the subject: Š. Šimlová

Lecturer: T. Souček

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

room TR 130
Room No. 130

(Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12))
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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 09:00–12:15 David STECKER Room No. 130
Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12)
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Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans