The Photo League School Developing
One of the major functions of the Photo League is the formation of a Photo League School. This summer, 3 photography courses are running concurrently:-the elementary course conducted by Mr. M. H. Nichols, providing an introduction to photography for the beginner; the photo-technique course directed by Mr. Sol Libsohn, teaching the student how best to use the materials at hand in order to solve a given problem in content; the documentary group which is led by Mr. Grossman.
This last group is pursuing methods unique in photographic instruction. The object of the course is to evolve methods of producing photo-documents. Students arc given assignments for each week, which directly relate to the problem of producing a photo-document. Criticism of the prints is followed by a lecture on an important phase of photography by someone well-known in the field. Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott, Elizabeth McCausland, Leo Horowitz and Roy Stryker are among the personages who are to speak at the summer session of the course. The cooperation of these photographers with the Photo League speaks for the importance of the course.