Stills: Photography and Its Theories

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Stills: Photography Theory

Fall 2020

Taught By: Soyoung Yoon

Section: A

CRN: 5677

Credits: 4

What IS a photograph? What are the claims made for the photograph - the beliefs, the fantasies, and ideologies that support the theorizations and practices of photography? What is a photographic imaginary and how has it changed over different technologies, techniques, media, and spaces of producing and encountering a photographic image? This course will address work through writings on photography, from early descriptions of the camera obscura, the discoveries of photochemistry and the daguerrotype, the development of mass reproducibility and the photographic archive, to recent discussions of the digital image and virtual space. In-class discussion of readings will be supplemented by visits to exhibitions, screenings, performances, and talks by guest speakers.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:41am 2/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/16/2020