Photography and Social Movements|
Spring 2015 not offered
Photography has long played an important role in social movements in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Recent critical discussion, moreover, has moved to analyze the efficacy of photographic representation in promoting and recording social change. This course will combine historical, visual, and critical texts to consider how photography has been deployed from the early 20th century on in connection with issues such as child labor, slum clearance, rural poverty, civil rights, antiwar protest, political reform, and the women's and gay rights movements. In attending to history, politics, and media, the course is intended to complement other aspects of the Center for the Study of Public Life.
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Jacob Riis, HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
Walker Evans and James Agee, LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN
Steven Kasher, THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
Michelle Bogre, PHOTOGRAPHY AS ACTIVISM: IMAGES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Sharon Sliwinski, HUMAN RIGHTS IN CAMERA
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Course work: consistent participation in class discussion; several short (2-3 pp.) papers, and a longer essay or creative project and in-class presentation at the end of the term.
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Prospective students should submit a brief essay of one or two paragraphs outlining their specific interests and backgrounds and explaining why they want to enroll in this course.
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