Narrative Photography with Harvard Undergraduate Students





Session 1: September 15 - October 6 (4 classes)Narrative Photography
Session 2: October 13 - November 3 (4 classes)
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced Harvard Undergraduates only
Instructor: Anne Eder - read an interview with Anne Eder on the Harvard Arts Blog.
Course description:Working within the framework of photography, students will use their smartphone camera to document the world around them. Documenting personal narratives is important work as it will become part of the history of this time. We will begin with an intimate COVID portraiture/documentary project that speaks to confinement, environment and family. We will then explore a more imaginative and illustrative approach to visualizing the narrative that they would have preferred or had hoped for, or an alternative fictional story. Builds technical skills and develops visual literacy. No special equipment needed other than a smart phone or camera and an internet connection. Photo credit - Kristen Joy Emack

Materials Needed:
Smart phone or camera

With your registration, you will receive access to a Zoom meeting link and a Harvard Google Classroom which will feature recordings of each class. In the case you miss a class or would like to review, these recordings will be available for 30 days after the end of the course.

Course Fees: Available and Free for Harvard College Undergraduate Students.

  • Harvard College Undergraduate Students: Currently enrolled students at Harvard College. This does not include Harvard Extension School Undergraduate Students. You must register with your Harvard email – we can arrange for an alternative email to be used for class after registration is complete.

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For questions regarding course content, policies or materials, please contact Director, Kathy King at

For questions regarding registration, please contact Administrative Coordinator, Ji-Eun Kim at

Location: Zoom