ARTS 355 - Photography and Political Conflict
Offers a critical and historical examination of the relation between photography and political conflict. Considering some key international photographic experiments in the context of the social, cultural, and political upheavals of their time, key to the course will be the broader question of how modern visual culture transformed in reaction and response to political change. Among the topics covered will be the history of photography in relation to colonialism, issues of photographic display and exhibitions, and notions of the documentary and the fictional in contemporary photography. Students will develop visual literacy, and become familiar with the complex relations between photography and its context through discussion and analysis of key artistic and photographic movements, practitioners, and techniques.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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