Ways of Seeing: Storytelling through PhotographySemester Course

Ways of Seeing: Storytelling through Photography, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Communication, Photography, Visual Arts
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

How can you use photography to tell a story or express an opinion on a subject matter that is important to you. This is what you will discover in this course as you engage with the medium of photography and build your own visual narrative on a chosen topic.

You will be challenged to discover the places you inhabit and engage with locals as you create pictures that convey what is important to you during your stay in Copenhagen. With a combination of studio critiques and a survey of the history and theory of photography you are encouraged to develop a photographic approach and visual language that support your ideas. This journey will eventually lead you to presenting your work as a photobook.

Note: Please be aware that this is not a technical photography foundation course. Bring a camera. It is recommended to bring a digital camera other than a phone.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Media Studies, Studio Art


Sanne Vils Axelsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MFA in Photography at University of Hartford (2016). B.A. in Photojournalism from The Danish School of Media and Journalism (2010). Photojournalist at Jyllands-Posten (2007-2008). Recipient of a Cultural exchange Scholarship for photography studies at FAMU in Prague (2009). Has worked as a freelance photographer since 2010. With DIS since 2015.

Communication, Sanne Vils Axelsen