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2016-2018 Catalog 
    
2016-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VSAR 423 - Critical History of Photography

Units: 3
Designed to allow students to critically examine the early modern development of photography and the medium’s contemporary usages, cultural meanings and contested histories. Focuses on the intersections between the photograph as art object, historical record, advertising image and cultural artifact through an examination of the representation of various peoples’ cultural histories and identities. Also considers new artistic approaches to redefining the documentary tradition, especially in light of the relationships between photography and new media technologies. Course is based on discussions, lectures, on-site critical viewing, research papers and collaborative projects.

Satisfies GE area: CC



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