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  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Fine Art Photojournalism in the Age of Social Media


Fine Art Photojournalism has evolved into a specialized type of art reportage that requires skills in photography, writing, diplomacy, and art criticism. Social Media has evolved to support our need to know and to stay connected. In this course, students report the news about fellow artists and the emerging icons of the contemporary art world using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Blogger, Tumblr, and more. Students photograph art and interview artists at gallery exhibitions, museum openings, and art receptions in the Los Angeles area. Participants learn how to develop and write objective stories, maintain professional relationships, and demonstrate skilled criticism. Students develop images for publication online and/or portfolio review. Lectures take place at Otis however students are required to visit exhibitions throughout the city to collect relevant information.

Prerequisite: XPHO0000, Introduction to Photography; XPHO0000, Introduction to Black and White Darkroom

First class materials: Although some photographic equipment is available for use at Otis, students must have their own 35mm analog or digital cameras. Text: Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images, 4th Edition, By Terry Barrett, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS ©2006 ISBN-13 9780072977431 MHID 0072977434; addition materials TBD.


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XPHO2350
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab: $35
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